A student of Economics will during the course develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems, and institutions that affect everyday life. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it, whilst using economic theory to explain real world phenomena.
Economics is suitable for the students who enjoy studying subjects that affect their own everyday life and want to keep their options open—economics can be combined with a wide range of science, social science and humanities subjects. Students with AS or Advanced GCE Economics have access to a vast range of possible career and higher education opportunities. Students learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course, which are recognised by employers, universities and colleges as being of great value. In the past AS and A2 Economics students have gone on to study in areas such as law, business, accounting, polities, history, maths and, of course economics at the highest of levels.