There’s never been a more relevant time to study Economics. This course will encourage you to consider all the factors that affect standards of living and the quality of life for different parts of society. You’ll be able to evaluate the state of the nation and consider solutions to our current financial and economic problems.


Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will you do?

Economics is essentially the study of who gets what, so on this course you’ll look at the allocation of jobs, wealth and resources in the UK and on a worldwide scale. Lessons are dynamic and you can expect to analyse and suggest solutions to the economic problems of the day.


How will you learn?

Learning is dynamic and participatory. You can expect to be analysing and suggesting solutions to the economic problems of the day. The course consists of five 60 minute lessons per week.


How are you assessed?

Assessment is by examination, and there will be ongoing exam style assessment throughout the course. Your final grade will be gained from your performance in 3 exams at the end of the second year.


You need:

GCSE Maths grade B/5 or above. A grade B/5 or above in English Language is also recommended.


What do you need to know?

There are elements of Economics on many different courses. These include History, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Business Studies. Economics is all around us, and a sound understanding of economic principles will give you very useful skills whatever you decide to do.


What’s next?

You could progress to further study at university in a relevant area before moving on to careers in areas such as business,

accountancy, statistics or public sector organisations.


How do I apply/enrol?


What kit/uniform do I need?

There is no requirement other than pens, pencils, paper, a calculator and an interest in current affairs.


3 Reasons to join us

  1. Students who choose to study Economics at SRC Bede Sixth Form mostly progress to University to continue to study courses often with a large Economics element.
  2. You will understand the factors that affect our everyday lives in an economic context, and be able to explain these things to other students, family and friends.
  3. There are many opportunities to participate in discussion and debate within college and the wider community. Our students are regularly invited to appear in local media interviews and events.