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Economics A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


On this course you will focus on both microeconomics and macroeconomics. 

Microeconomics addresses issues such as: 

  • Why are house prices so high? 
  • Can pollution effectively be controlled? 
  • Should governments interfere with markets? 
  • What happens when markets fail?

Macroeconomics covers issues such as: 

  • Why does the government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us? 
  • What happens to the economy if people decide to spend more? 
  • How is the UK economy affected by developing economies?  
  • What are the social and economic costs and benefits of Unemployment? 

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSEs at grades A*-C 
  • Including a minimum grade B in English Language and Mathematics


  • Multiple choice exams 
  • Case Studies 
  • Essays 
  • Past Paper Questions 

Grading Criteria: 

Examination:  100%.   

Assessment is via two examinations at AS, both written papers with short answer questions in Unit 1, together with multiple Choice Questions. Unit 2 consists of two case studies.  At A Level, there are a further two papers, again with short answer questions and a case study in Unit 2 and essays in Unit 4. 

HE courses taught at Gower College Swansea which you can progress to include the HND Business Management / BA Business Management (franchised from the University of South Wales.) 

Many students progress to Russell Group universities, including Oxbridge. Future careers could include finance, banking, accountancy, education, insurance, medicine and engineering. Many of our students progress to work at The Big 4 (Deloitte, PWC, KPMG and Ernst & Young) International Accounting and Professional Services Firms. 

  • The Course textbook is “Economics” by Alain Anderton. 
  •  The course will involve trips to amongst other firms, local trading companies, Amazon 
  • We will enter several prestigious Economics competitions.