Economics A Level

Understand what's really happening in the news with respect to local, national and the global economy by learning about issues such as the economic environment, how markets operate, poverty and the euro.

What can Economics lead to? A good grade in Economics at A level can enable you to go on to study at any university or go into the world of work. In particular it helps students to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the economy and the problems facing governments
  • Understand and analyse the policies that governments use to try and get rid of or reduce the problems
  • Acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving
  • Understand the different between macroeconomics (how the whole economy works) and microeconomics (Individuals consumers, firms, markets, and industries)
  • Develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments, and conducting research.
  • Develop quantitative & qualitative skills and be able to make informed and justified judgements

This course is suitable for anyone interested in economics, politics, mathematics, or business studies.

  • Delivered by industry experts
  • Modern teaching and learning facilities
  • WiFi enabled campus
  • Exciting business excursions and trips
  • Excellent progression routes to university or a professional career
  • Expert guidance for university applications and careers advice
  • Strong links with local businesses
  • Our class sizes are smaller, so you will make friends more easily and benefit from one-to-one support


  • Economic methodology and the economic problem
  • Price determination in a competitive market
  • Production, costs & revenue
  • Competitive, concentrated markets and competition
  • Market mechanism, market failure and government intervention
  • The labour market, wealth, and poverty


  • The measurement of performance
  • How the macroeconomy works
  • Economic performance and policy
  • Financial markets and policies
  • The international economy

A challenging, enjoyable course taught using modern teaching and learning facilities within a WIFI enabled campus

On successful completion of this course, you could progress onto higher education in Business Studies or similar. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career within the industry.

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths. In addition you should have a grade 6 (grade B) or above in English Language or English Literature.

Why Farnham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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