Course Level: A Level GCE

Exam Board: AQA

Specification link: Click to View

Entry requirements: GCSE Maths Level 6 is an absolute minimum, but Level 7 is preferred.

Watch the following video from the Maths Department which runs our Economics Course:

Course Description

The AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in Economics consists of three externally examined papers, see course profile for further details.


Course Profile

Career Pathways

An A-level in Economics will give you an excellent understanding of how economies allocate their scarce resources to meet the needs and wants of their citizens. You will develop a greater understanding of the economic problems which face individuals, firms and governments on a local, national and global level and the alternative ways these problems can be resolved.

Job Opportunities

The A-Level in Economics can lead on to a degree in Economics, which provides you with an array of subject-specific and transferable skills highly sought after by employers. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • External auditor
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Political risk analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker

Further Reading

Year 12 books: AQA A-level Economics book 1 ISBN 9781471829789

Year 13 books: AQA A-level Economics book 2 ISBN 9781471829840


Helpful websites

Financial times: