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  • Ever wondered why things cost what they do?
  • Ever thought about the choices you make when you buy a product?
  • Ever wondered why there is not enough to go round?
  • Ever wondered why some people are richer than others?

Then all this and more is covered in A-level Economics. Economics tries to understand how we try to match the unlimited wants that humans have with the limited resources the earth has.

Economics explores how we can do this efficiently and fairly. Economics also considers whether we have achieved the right economic solutions to solve that problem.

You will get the chance to debate this and to consider alternative policies and ideas.

Pictured - Humanities students visit the European Parliament as part of a trip to Strasbourg, France.


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Entry Requirements

A minimum of grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and Maths and in addition a good level of other GCSE passes that give you a GCSE score of at least 5.40.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


AS Year looks at :

  • The operation of markets and market failure
  • The national economy in a global context

A-level Year looks at:

  • Individual firms, markets and market failure
  • The national and international economy

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Aspects of economics are found in many courses leading to professional qualifications. Careers include management, local government, civil service, academic, media, business, health and transport.

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