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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. 

This course is delivered online through accredited specialist economics tutors.

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20232716Apply online

Entry requirements

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

  • English Language (Grade 4)
  • Maths (Grade 5)
  • Plus, three other GCSEs at grade 4.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

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.


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How do I apply?

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