AS and A Level Economics | Loughborough College

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Economics is a highly valuable, academic subject for those who have an interest in what's happening in the world around them. This course intends to blend theory with real-life application in the search for better ways to manage our economy, resulting in a more equitable society.

Course Content

Year 1:

In your first year, you will develop a firm understanding of micro- and macro-economics, as well as hone your analytical and evaluative skills. You will look at a variety of topics, including:

  • The economic problem
  • Price determination in a competitive market
  • Production, costs and revenue
  • Competitive and concentrated markets
  • The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention
  • The macro-economy, economic performance and macro-economic policy

Year 2:

The second year builds upon the micro- and macro-economics already learnt in your first year, considering economic concepts and theories in greater depth and recognising the values and limitations of economic models. You will look at a variety of topics, including:

  • Market structure
  • The labour market
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Financial markets
  • The international economy


Assessment methods will reflect real-life economic issues in an examination context. AS will be assessed by two exams covering both micro- and macro-economics. The second year will be assessing your knowledge with three exams, including a multiple-choice section and a case study section.


Some benefits of studying AS and A Level Economics include:

  • opportunities to develop your debating skills through class discussions
  • vigorous assessment and monitoring to help you achieve your potential
  • a friendly and safe learning environment

Entry Requirements

  • At least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Economics is widely accepted as a challenging and rewarding A Level, with many students progressing to study Economics and other related subjects in Higher Education.

The course prepares students for a wide range of careers in areas such as economics, accounting, business, politics, and much more.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19ASQEC

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