Economics

Course Summary:

As an Economics student at OSFC you will learn what drives the economic system by studying two fundamental areas- Micro and Macro Economics. You will debate the economic issues which are inherent in our society today; these range from wealth inequality to globalization, the impacts of climate change to unemployment and inflation. Many issues, whilst they may not seem economic in nature, often have great economic consequences – it is our job as economists to try and solve these problems.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Salford – Business and Management
  • The University of Liverpool- International Business
  • Lancaster University – Accounting and Finance
  • Sheffield Hallam University – Business Economics
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Economics and Finance
  • The University of Sheffield – Economics and Politics

Career destinations:

Economics can lead onto HE courses or careers in areas such as Economics, Financial Services, Accounting and Management. Studying Economics at A Level will also give you desirable skills, such as the ability to analyse and reason, process information and think critically.

Entry Requirements:

Grade 5 in Maths and 4 in English Language.

Assessment Method:

100% Exam

Student Case Studies:

Siobhan Taylor

Siobhan Taylor

“Economics is a subject that really interests me, because it’s something that affects all of us and it’s so relevant. A day doesn’t go by where it isn’t discussed by analysts in the news. I chose to study it because I wanted to understand how the system works and I’ve found it really interesting to see how leading government organisations in the UK decide on factors such as inflation rates and tax values. I think the economy is something underestimated by people my age and I’ve enjoyed learning about it.”

Siobhan is hoping to study Economics and Politics as a joint honours degree at university when she leaves College.