Warwickshire College

A Level Economics - AS and A Levels Full-time (FE)

Warwickshire College
In Leamington Spa

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Typology A Level
Location Leamington spa
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  • A Level
  • Leamington spa
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Warwickshire College Group will help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset by instilling enterprising and innovative skills and behaviours, which will help you to become successful in an ever-competitive world.

We offer all of the above in a supportive, friendly, high-quality and technologically-driven environment. Our student success rates and A-level results are at an all-time high, with our students progressing onto a wide range of careers with globally recognised brands, and many students have also set up their own businesses and enterprise projects.

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Leamington Spa
Warwick New Road, CV325JE, Warwickshire, England
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Leamington Spa
Warwick New Road, CV325JE, Warwickshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

A Level Economics AS and A Levels Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration Leamington 05-Sep-2016 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri TBA * see below 2Year(s) What will I study?

Economics is designed for students who have not studied the subject before as well as those who may have followed a GCSE (or similar) course.  It is a stimulating and enjoyable course as well as being a great introduction to the many varied job and career possibilities in economics today.

Topics you will study - AS Level: 

The Operation of Markets and Market failure

  1. Economic methodology and the economic problem
  2. Price determination in competitive markets
  3. Production, costs and revenue
  4. Markets mechanism
  5. Market failure and government intervention

The National Economy in a global context  

  1. Measurement of macroeconomic performance
  2. How the macro economy works
  3. Economic performance
  4. Macroeconomic policy

A2 Level

Individual firms and Markets  Market failure

Includes the content in The Operation of Markets and Market Failure (above) plus: 

  1. Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
  2. The labour market
  3. The distribution of income and wealth, poverty and inequality

The National and International Economy

 Include the content in the National Economy in a global context (above) plus:

  1. Financial markets and monetary policy
  2. Fiscal policy and supply side policies
  3. The international economy
What qualifications will I get?

AS and A Level

How will I be assessed?

At AS Level there are two written examinations.  Each exam consists of objective test questions and data response questions.  For A level students there are three exams one each for markets and market failure and the national and international economy, both consist of data response questions and an essay question. The third exam is economic principles and issues and consists of multiple choice questions and a case study. These exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.

What is the entry process?

Please complete an on-line application form.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 2

Minimum of 5 GCSE's achieved at grade C or above to include Maths and English/English Language.

Offers are subject to a satisfactory School Report. 

What else do I need to know?

Awarding body AQA

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

What can I do after this course?

Economics A level can lead to a wide range of career options because of the skills that are developed. It can be studied on its own at university or combined with a range of other subjects for example mathematics, politics or geography.

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Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19yrs.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc.

UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees.Some adults may be eligible for free tuition.Please contact us for more fee information.

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

If you are 24 or over at start of this course, you can apply for a new loan to cover the course fees. There are no repayments until the course is completed and you are earning £21000 or more. Therefore if you earn up to £21000 a year there’s nothing to pay back. If you earn £22000 a year your loan repayments would be as little as £7 per month. Call us for more information.

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

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