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Jo Speight
A level Economics
Economics is a challenging yet fascinating subject which has seen a rise in popularity with students in the last few years. When you read the newspaper or watch the news you will be constantly presented with economic issues.




Everything from the latest figures for economic growth, the role of the government in providing health care, the price of a pint of milk, traffic congestion, the behaviour of consumers and businesses, the impact of business on the environment and global economic problems are all affected by economics. On this course you will gain understanding of the concepts behind these economic issues.

Specific course entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or above, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

100% examination

What will I study?

A level Economics is structured into three themes and consists of three externally examined papers. You will build knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in microeconomics, macroeconomics and trade and development. You will need to apply your knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessments and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies. You will be encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and to develop the ability to think as an economist.

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

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Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

Students will develop transferable skills that support study in a wide range of subjects at university and the transition to employment. Students can progress from this qualification to studying economics at university. Alternatively, students may choose to study a Business Economics, Mathematical Economics or Business degree. Students can progress to a wide range of careers ranging from finance, banking, insurance, accountancy, management and consultancy, to becoming professional economists
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Oliver Rodgers
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Where next?
Lancaster University – Economics

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey