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Economics - A Level

Course ID: 172554

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Applying for A Levels: When you complete your application form, you can apply for just one subject, and add the other subjects into the 'Career Path' section. For example, complete the application for Psychology A Level, and type 'Sociology A Level and English A Level' in the 'Career Path' box. You do not need to complete multiple applications for each subject. If we need more information, we will contact you.

What to expect from the course

A Level Economics looks at a primary goal in all our lives: how to get resources (or money!) and how to use them (or spend it!). It examines this question from the point of view of individuals, who get money mostly from working or from benefits, as well as from the view of society, where the government taxes us and spends the money on our behalf.

The course for Economics is split in to two sections:

1. Microeconomics:

This unit looks at the supply and demand of both goods and labour. Have you ever wondered why Gareth Bale earns in just seven days what many of his fans will earn in an entire decade? This unit also looks at costs, revenues and profits in a variety of different markets. Why do Businesses pay $4.4 million for a 30 second advertising slot in the Super Bowl?

2. Macroeconomics:

This unit looks at issues such as inflation, unemployment, exports and imports. Do you want to know how much influence the financial sector has on the UK economy? What is the role of the Bank of England? Should the NHS be privatised? Is the HS2 a waste of resources? How much does the country owe and who do we owe the money to?

The course covers the following themes:

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure.

Theme 2: The UK economy - performance and policies.

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market.

Theme 4: A global perspective.

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Career pathways

A high proportion of A Level students decide to continue their study of the subject at a higher level. This is because degree courses in Economics and related disciplines are increasingly popular at a variety of Higher Education institutions.

Related disciplines include Money, Banking and Finance, Business Studies, Sociology, Management Studies, Economic History, Politics. Economics also combines very well with Languages. Finally, economics is a key component in the professional exams for Accountancy, Law, Banking and Insurance.

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Entry Requirements

The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well.

You need to achieve a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, with at least two at Grade 5. In addition to the standard entry requirements, you must have at least grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grade 5 in English.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for24/25 is 500.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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