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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level Economics


Economics is the study of how society produces, distributes and consumes resources and wealth. It tries to explain why we make and buy different things, and how the government manages and runs the economy. In both years, students will study related topics but with different levels of complexity.

Both years are divided into halves; Microeconomics, the study of individual markets and their workings. Macroeconomics, the study of the workings of the whole economy.

In the first year students will study: The operations of markets and market failure, and the national economy in a global context.

In the second year you will study: Individuals, firms, markets and market failure as well as national and international economies.

A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, case studies, task- based learning, interactive use of Independent learning tasks and video, all pitched at a level appropriate to the age and experience of students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 5 in Maths and grade 4 in English Language.

No previous knowledge of Economics is required, however an interest in current affairs and recent history is an advantage, as is the willingness to engage in discussion and debate.

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Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

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Application Review Meeting

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Accept Your Place

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What next?

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