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Economics – A Level

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About the course

If you have a genuine interest in local and global affairs, you’ll enjoy reading about current events, applying theory to the real world and discovering why some countries are more successful than others. You’ll learn about markets, examine the factors that influence supply and demand, discover what leads to market failure and study why unemployment, pollution and poverty occur. You’ll also study the national and international economies in a global context, so an appreciation of global news events and stories is an advantage.

Topics and units

Units/ Topics:
– Microeconomics
– Supply and demand
– Elasticity
– Market failure
– Theory of the firm
– Monetary, fiscal and supply side policy
Year 2:
– Behavioural Economics
– Diminishing Marginal Returns
– Poverty and Inequality
– International Trade and Development Economics

Work placement opportunities:
Fujitsu, Hargreaves Lansdown, Microsoft

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Degree courses in economics, or jobs in business and accounting, mortgage advice, or the civil service.
Aspirational careers: Stock market trader, financial analyst, investment banker, corporate lawyer, or Chancellor of the Exchequer!

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 with a 5 in English language and 5 in maths

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full time


2 Year

Start date



Haybridge Road


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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers (Shrewsbury)
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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T-Level Employer Information Event & Shropshire Chamber Business Expo
02 July 2024
4.30pm — 7.30pm
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