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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code ECO-AL (2123)

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, plus Maths at grade 5 or above. You will be interested in why economic events happen and be willing to follow current affairs.

  • What does the course involve?

    Course Content

    • What caused the global financial crisis?
    • Will government cutbacks affect economic growth?
    • Why do we worry about the price of oil and petrol?
    • How much income tax should people pay?
    • How do firms decide what prices to charge?

    You will:

    • have the chance to attend courses and take part in competitions to boost your application to the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge
    • experience lessons that relate to the real world and explain how economic theory relates to what you see on TV
    • learn how to analyse data, think critically about situations and make informed decisions
    • study an A Level which has been prepared in consultation with the top universities and employers.
  • How is the course assessed?

    Assessment Paper 1 Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure
    33.3% of A Level – includes the study of:

    • How prices are set for individual goods and services
    • How governments step in when the market fails to set an appropriate price for particular goods and services
    • Production levels, costs, revenues and profit for companies.

    Paper 2 The National and International Economy
    33.3% of A Level – includes the study of:

    • Unemployment and Inflation
    • Economic growth and development
    • Globalisation and trade
    • Financial markets. Paper 3 Economic Principles and Issues 33.3% of A Level – synoptic assessment of all of the content.
  • Additional Notes

    Economics graduates are the highest-paid in the UK (Department of Education). Students continue to study a wide range of university courses, including Economics, Finance, Business and Law. Others progress to a wide range of Apprenticeships, including those in Banking and Accountancy.

  • Further Information

    Past students have attended the Villiers Park Inspiring 'Excellence in Economics' residential course. Students are encouraged to attend exam board revision conferences.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Fred Furness

Fred Furness

A Level Economics (Politics, History)
Previous Institution: Wrekin College

Both my brothers came to Shrewsbury Colleges Group and really recommended it. I wanted more freedom at College, so this was the perfect choice. I enjoy studying how individual businesses work in Economics and I want to continue pursuing it at University level.

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