Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
Economics b -

Why study Economics?

Economics is the study of the way we make choices in a world where resources are scarce. It affects every aspect of our lives and helps us understand the dilemmas faced by individuals, societies and governments when making decisions. The subject content explores Britain’s underlying strengths, problems and the issues of today, and makes comparisons with countries in Europe and the developing world. Theory is applied to current events and so is studied in a meaningful and topical fashion. Examples of topics covered are:

  • How can government policy be implemented to tackle climate change?
  • Is the dominance of companies such as Amazon and Google good for society?
  • How are car producers managing the transition away from fossil fuels?
  • What strategies can developing countries use to reduce poverty?

Course Overview

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


Access a career path including actuarial analyst, chartered accountant, compliance officer, data analyst, economist, external auditor, financial risk analyst, investment analyst, political risk analyst, risk manager, statistician, and stockbroker amongst many more.

What subjects go well with Economics?

Here at SSFC you have the opportunity to study a combination of three subjects. Economics combines well with Mathematics and Further Mathematics. It also complements Business Studies, Geography, Sociology and Government and Politics. However, all our other subject offerings will complement Economics well.

Entry requirements

As Economics is an essay-based subject, we require you to have a grade 4 or above in English.

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