Why do we learn Economics?
Economics is the study of human choices and how society uses its resources. In a world where there is scarcity of land, labour, raw materials, capital and enterprise, Economics helps people make the right choices by showing them the most efficient way to use these scarce resources in achieving their goals.
Why study this course?
Economics is highly respected by universities and provides you with knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of professional careers. These include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, formal written communication and understanding of a wide range of real world issues affecting society, government and business.
How is the course assessed?
Examinations at the end of the two-year course.
Who is the course suitable for?
Students with a strong interest in current affairs (especially politics, government and business) and who enjoy applying their knowledge and understanding to real world scenarios.
A level Economics can lead to a variety of degree courses at university, typically in fields such as Business/Management/Accountancy/ Finance and Social Sciences. Economics is often paired with another related subject such as Politics or Management to make up a university degree. Some Economics degrees also require Maths A level. It is widely respected by universities and employers, and can lead to careers in banking and finance, business consulting, accountancy, law, journalism, civil service, business and management, or education. Economics graduates are highly sought after in the labour market.