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A-Level Economics will give you the opportunity to examine a range of topics such as economic performance, market failure, income distribution and understanding the UK and global economy. You will complete the AS Level in the first year and the A2 in the second to form a full A Level.
Studying Economics offers a unique insight into how the world works and will help students to understand many of the big questions facing people today such as:
- What are the economic consequences of leaving the European Union?
- How badly will the UK be affected by an extended period of low, global growth?
- How can industry tackle global warming?
- Is there a value to the market place in reducing VAT?
- How can problems of poverty and inequality be addressed?
This subject is therefore of particular interest to students who seek answers to a range of topical questions and also to those who aspire to careers in stimulating and rewarding sectors of the economy. Economics provides students with the skills to analyse issues to a high standard and provides an excellent foundation for higher education in such areas as Economics, Finance, Business, Management and Accountancy, Politics and Philosophy.
The course can be taken in the following ways:
- Within KC Sixth with another two, possibly three A-Levels, tutorial and optional EPQ and Core maths
- As an ‘add on’ to a Full Time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma
- As a stand-alone part-time course
How will I be assessed?
Many students who enjoy, and successfully complete, this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Economics and related degrees. Economics students develop the kind of skills that employers demand and often progress to work for large corporations, banks and the government. A qualification in Economics can also be valuable support in a career like marketing, law, journalism, retail or teaching.
The entry requirements for this course are:
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (A*-C) which must include Maths and English Language at Grade 6 (or B).
If you would like to apply for the full-time package (3-4 AS-Levels) please complete a full-time application form.
If you would llike to study this course part-time, please contact the tutor:
Sinead Kay: Sinead.Kay@kendal.ac.uk
Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on email@example.com for details. More about Student Finance.