Economics is the study of how resources are allocated and how economic theories have an enormous impact on society.
A Level Economics is the study of how resources are allocated and how economic theories have an enormous impact on society. For example, the decisions past and present of the UK government have led to poor macroeconomic performance and negative economic growth. In addition to these macroeconomic issues, the subject considers simple decisions by firms such as whether or not to raise their prices. The subject is highly respected by universities as it offers students the opportunity to improve their analytical and evaluative skills and helps them develop an ability to work with Mathematics and to show excellent written analysis.
A Level in Economics at DLD College allows learners to develop tools that can be applied to a wide range of real-world situations rather than simply focusing on a fact-based approach. We offer a course that focuses on key economic concepts that will stay contemporary, thus equipping students with ability to make informed decisions in a range of contexts. The focus is very much on why the economic world works in the way it does and what can be done by economic agents to influence this.
As an A Level Economics student you will be expected to keep abreast of the latest economic news and you should be willing to discuss such matters in the classroom. The interpretation of numerical and graphical data forms a key part of analysis so you should want to develop these skills. Prior study of the subject is not a requirement.
A Level Economics can complement any subject at A Level. It works well with Science courses as it uses similar processes but adds sophisticated analytical skills to your essay writing technique. It also works well with Humanities like History but develops a more scientific approach. Economics could also be a good fourth subject for a student trying to build a broad portfolio of subjects.
If you think that you might want to continue to study Economics at university, you will almost certainly need to take Mathematics at A level. For the most selective courses Further Mathematics is desirable.
Most students who have studied A Level Economics at DLD go on to read degrees in variety of disciplines. Undergraduate study of Economics is one of the most popular options at university and will equip you for a career in the public and private sector, including financial services, business management and the government economic service.
Students may also choose to study for a joint honours degrees that combines Economics with another subject.
Q: Can the course be done in one year?
A: The A-level Economics course cannot be taken in one year, the shortest course is the 18-month (under Q&A)
Q: Which exam board do you follow?
A: Students will be working towards public examinations that are based on the A Level Economics Edexcel B specification.
Q: Can I use the A Level to apply for a gap year internship?
To study A Levels, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
At the start of each academic year of study students following an A Level course without a pass at Level 5/Grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside A Level lessons.
If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the A Level programme you will normally be offered a place on the one year Academic Preparation Course (pre A Level) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.