Key Stage






Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020






Business & ICT

Course Content & Assessment

BREXIT—what everyone is talking about! What does it really mean? The credit crunch, the banks going bust, price of bread, austerity and BREXIT are some of the many topics covered in Economics. A topical course where students are expected to read widely and take an interest in the news and current affairs. Economics is around you all the time and effects your daily life so studying A-Level Economics will give you an insight into the rational or irrational decisions that are made by ourselves, businesses and governments. You will be taught by staff with a passion for the subject using a range of teaching styles to develop your independent learning and the ability to evaluate the world around you.

Students gain knowledge and understanding of core economic models and
concepts in Year 12 and then build on this and apply their knowledge to more complex concepts and models in Year 13.
In the first year of the course students are introduced to the micro economic concepts of the economic problem, supply and demand and market failure. In macro they study the wider economy including the causes of unemployment, inflation and economic growth.

In year two these initial concepts are studied in greater depth. Students study the theory of the firm including the concepts of costs and productivity. In the second half of the year, the course concludes with the study of international economics including globalisation and international trade. Economics at QE has proven to be successful with students acquiring transferable skills of analysis and evaluation.

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 6 in Mathematics and Grade 5 in English Language

This qualification will equip you equally for the world of work or to move on to further/higher education. Careers in engineering or accounting. Higher education opportunities would include Oxbridge and the London School of Economics and a range of colleges and universities to study Economics, Law, Accounting or for a management degree.