Key Details

  • Available at
    Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    3
  • Study Mode
    Full-time
  • Programme Area
    AS/A-Level
  • Course Length

    1-2 years

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (FE)
  • Bilingual
    n/a

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

This course provides learners with a coherent combination of microeconomic and macroeconomic content that will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life. The course prepares learners who wish to progress to undergraduate level study.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need the following:

  • 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B
  • If GCSE Economics has been taken then a minimum of grade C is required.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Progression to A Level is based on your performance at AS Level.

Delivery

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Group work
  • Classroom-based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits

Google classroom (virtual learning environment)

Assessment

The course is modular with assessment at the end of each year. There are two external examinations each year.

Progression

Whether you study the full A Level or just the AS Level, the course adds to your qualifications and helps you to progress. You will gain UCAS points and be able to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions, including Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

If you choose to continue your studies in a related subject, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers a range of Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and BA Honours degrees.

Would you like to apply for this course?

Rhos-on-Sea