The Economics Department at St Marylebone offers a pacey, exciting and scholarly A level that introduces our students to the subject’s core technical models as early as possible. Students use models and theories and apply these to economic problems, becoming more conscientious and socially aware global citizens. Students develop quantitative and qualitative skills and explore the impact of decisions on both a micro and macro level.
Key Stage 5 A Level. Years 12-13
Examination Board: AQA
Units Taken: 1) Markets and market failure, 2) National and international economy, 3) Economic principles and issues
Link to Specification: Click here.
The new A-level specification gives a strong grounding in Economics through updating Micro Economics to include a more applied focus and a Macro-Economic unit offering new concepts including behavioural economics, emerging global economies and commercial banking.
The specification draws on the strengths of the previous AS and A2 specifications and advances these strengths by including a popular pre-release in paper 3 and more focus on writing compared to the old specification which had a multiple-choice element.
The new A-Level cuts the assessment burden on students with the number of exams (two at AS, two at A2) to 3 exams.
Simple, straightforward assessment, with no coursework.
Skills Gained from Taking this Course
This A Level course is excellent preparation for those students intending to pursue economics at degree level, or for anyone considering a career with an economic angle.
St Marylebone Entry Requirements
To gain entry into the sixth form at St Marylebone School, students must gain a minimum of five 9-6 grades at GCSE and a 5 grade in English and Maths GCSE.
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
Grade 6 in English Language GCSE and Maths GCSE.
- Love of current affairs
- Interest in Maths
- Independent learner
- Essay writing skills as well as the ability to interpret numerical data
If you are made an offer, you will be expected to complete the following before your first lesson in September:
Preparing for Year 12: Economic A-level prep
Resources Needed for this Course:
Textbook: Approximately £25
Economist subscription £15