KS5 Economics

Key Stage 4

What do I need to study the course?

A minimum of five GCSE grades 9 - 5 including a grade 5 in Maths. You do not need to have studied GCSE Business Studies or Economics to take this course.

What does the course involve?

AS / A Level Economics is a popular choice for students in the sixth form and those who wish to study Economics at degree level. It has a diverse spread of topics so it appeals to a variety of students. This subject is for the “All Rounder”, the person who is as happy writing an in depth report as solving a maths problem. If you have an interest in current affairs and watching TV documentaries about the political and business / economic world then you will find this subject stimulating and interesting. Students enjoy this contemporary course and it is a subject valued by universities and employers.

The course covers the national economy, inflation, unemployment, economic growth and how governments use various policies such as taxation or interest rates to influence the economy. It also looks at personal economic behaviour and the behaviour of firms e.g. what influences wages or investment. We examine issues such as why professional footballers get paid a great sum of money, whilst refuse collectors are paid much less.

You will study 5 main topic areas.

AS Level


The Operations of Markets & Market Failure
The National Economy in a Global Context

A2 Level


Markets & Market Failure
The National & International Economy
Economic Principles and Issues


What next?

Economics provides access to a wide range of degree courses in higher educational establishments. Economics also opens up opportunities for careers in Accountancy; Banking; Local or Central government; Finance; Law; Risk Management and Business Finance to name only a few.

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Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784
info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk

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Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552

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