If you want to understand the way the modern world works, you need to understand economics. Economics underpins practically every issue you will hear or read about in the news agendas, sometimes the presence of the subject is obvious, sometimes more subtly, but always present.
A Level Economics students will learn the fundamentals of microeconomics and macroeconomics, including supply and demand, market behaviour, and the allocation of resources. It is well suited to strong mathematicians, but there is a substantial reading and writing component, so students should also be good users of English. The skills developed will prepare students for a range of different degree programmes and careers, but principally, the subject is suitable for students who wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector.