Curriculum Subjects


See our Economics Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS4 and KS5


KS5 | Economics

A Level Economics

Is Economics the subject for you?

Do you fancy yourself as the next Jeremy Hunt or Andrew Bailey? Economics could be the answer! An understanding of Economics will provide you with a new way of approaching almost any problem. The most valuable skill you will learn is how to think critically. As an Economist you will understand virtually all things occurring in the business and political environments and be able to critically evaluate various options. For some of you this will provide a solid business foundation and create the ability to move into any of the more specific business fields such as finance or marketing. For others this will offer a better understanding of the overall economy and the possible impact of various government policies. You will soon learn that Economics is everywhere and affects everyone!

Course content

Students study the following 4 topics during the course; Competitive Markets, Managing the Economy, Business Economics and Economic Efficiency, and The Global Economy

Methods of study

  • Analytical and evaluative skills
  • Problem solving
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Numeracy

How will it be examined?

AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of an A Level and be a separate qualification in its own right (Linear).

As level

Paper 1 (50%): written exam 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 minutes
Paper 2 (50%): written exam 1 hour 30 minutes – 90 minutes

A level

Paper 1 (35%): written exam 2 hours – 120 minutes
Paper 2 (35%): written exam 2 hours – 120 minutes
Paper 3 (30%): written exam 2 hours – 120 minutes

Career opportunities

What can you do with an A level in Economics? The skill set acquired by an Economics is transferable to virtually any job. Statistics show that the majority of Economics students after graduation obtain employment within six months of graduating! Management consulting, banking, financial securities and commodities brokers and market research analysts are just a small sample of the job opportunities in the private sector. Other roles that Economics graduates regularly go into include management consultancy, journalism, human resource management and public sector work.