Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those students who have a keen interest in the way the economy and a business works. Economics is a social science and is based on understanding how both firms, consumers and households behave. Models are carefully built to help understand how each performs and slowly we introduce real- world situations to the theories.

The course is split between micro and macroeconomics over two years. The course will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand human behaviour in the context of the economy and a business. It is aimed at those students who are seeking university places or have plans to enter the labour market with a modern apprenticeship in a particular field once college ends. Economics is a very highly regarded A Level by universities and attracts outstanding students. 

What does the course involve?

The course is split into both micro and macroeconomics. Micro builds models of business and individual behaviour. Macros economics investigates how economies work and why governments need to intervene in markets. This gives the student a very good overview of the world around them and the impact governments and business makes to everyday life.

What makes this course special?

Students work in teams and study groups which focus on key elements of the course. Everyone is expected to make a contribution to the course. An interest in real world economics is essential.

Students work in teams and study groups which focus on key elements of the course. Everyone is exec ted to make a contribution to the course. An interest in real world economics is essential.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of five GCSE grades A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English
  • No prior knowledge is assumed. Students do not need A Level Maths

What are the assessment methods?

The course is examined at the end in 3 exams. Regular assessment takes place during the course.

How long is the course?

Two years

What are the College attendance requirements?

Students have 6 hours of teaching a week supported with their own private study.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

Students will be asked to purchase a revision guide and extra texts for £30 during the course.

What are the progression options?

Economics is a highly regarded A Level and sits well alongside other humanities and science based subjects. Students normally progress into university.

Destinations

In recent times students have gained entry into some of the top UK universities such as, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Many students have gained unconditional offers when presenting this subject and their UCAS forms. Students have studied at undergraduate level, Finance, Banking, Law, economics and a wide range of business led subjects. 

Awarding Body

AQA

Further Information