The AQA A Level Economics is studied as a full linear course over two years and is examined over 3 papers:
Paper 1: Micro Economics
Paper 2: Macro Economics
Paper 3: Synoptic Paper
Economics applies theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues, encouraging students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. The students will study:
- The operation of markets and market failure
- The national economy in a global context
- Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
- The national and international economy
The A Level papers will have a combination of data response and essay type questions.
Higher Education & Career Options
Qualifications in Economics can lead to a wide-ranging choice of careers, either directly into employment such as the banking industry or into higher education. Most students taking A-Level Economics continue into higher education studying a range of courses including Management, Economics, Finance and Banking or pursuing an Apprenticeship programme.
Do you want to solve the world’s banking and economic problems? Would you like to be the Chancellor of the Exchequer? Do you want to work in a highly charged executive position or head a national or international company? Then do something about it! Economics is a dynamic subject that looks at the various theories and techniques available in trying to solve individual firms, industries and the country’s economic problems.