Economics AS/A2

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Code SHS8
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


At AS level students learn about how the world's precious resources are allocated to the various groups within the economy. In Macro Economics the focus is on how the government manages the economy and what are its primary objectives.

At A2, these topics are logically extended to the global economy, with the emphasis on trade, integration, development and sustainability. Economics education gives you broad intellectual training, providing you with the foundations of knowledge of how the economy works.




A detailed understanding of Economic theory enabling the student to develop reasoned solutions to complex economic problems. A scientific approach is required in Economics in particular when handling data to identify key trends in economic variables.


How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied GCSE economics

Your next steps...

Economics graduates are employed in a range of posts in manufacturing, transport, law, communications, banking, insurance, education, investment and retailing industries, as well as in government agencies, consulting and charitable organisations.