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Economics A Level - Level 3


This thought-provoking course offers the opportunity to learn about the latest economic theories and practices in the context of different economic issues both nationally and internationally.

This two-year A Level course is broadly divided into two sections: 

  • Micro-economics: studying the various parts of the economy
  • Macro-economics: focusing on the national and international economy. 

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.

With many decisions made in the world today influenced to some degree by economics, this exciting course can lead to many careers within finance, Government, politics, journalism and more. 

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20242716Apply online

Entry requirements

You will need a total of 5 GCSEs at level 4 or above including:

  • English Language (Grade 4)
  • Maths (Grade 6)
  • Plus, three other GCSEs at grade 4.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

What does the course lead to?

A level Economics will open up a wide variety of career paths and economists can be found in many sectors. They are often found working in banking and the financial sector as well as in Government, politics and journalism. Popular careers include being a professional Economist, Law, Accountancy, Marketing, Journalism, Finance, Investment, Business Management, Politics, aid and charity work and government. Economics is a qualification well-respected by employers.

What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level* in a range of courses including business, accounting and finance, marketing, journalism, politics, law and history.

*As we are a partner college of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you may qualify for various benefits should you choose to apply to NTU after completing your college course. This could include a Progress NTU offer, where you would receive an offer one grade below their standard offer. For instance, a typical offer for one of their courses might require 128 UCAS tariff points. With Progress NTU, your requirements would be 120 UCAS tariff points. For further details, please call us on 0808 100 3626 or discover more about this benefit here.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

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