Choosing Economics

In a dynamic world it is essential to understand how the economy works. Economics is a social science that seeks to understand human activity as producers and consumers of goods and services. Economics deals with the economy’s limited resources (land, labour, capital and entrepreneurship) and how they are used in the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. It focuses on how producers, workers and traders use these resources efficiently.

You can study Economics at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level

No previous knowledge is required

2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level No previous knowledge is required 2 years 3 lessons per week N/A

Special Considerations:

  • Economics  cannot be taken with both Accounts and Marketing.
  • A good knowledge of English is recommended

Recommended Textbooks

Advanced Level

  • ‘Economics’, John Sloman, Dean Garratt, Jon Guest, 10th Edition – ISBN10 1292187859; ISBN13 9781292187853

Intermediate Level

  • ‘Stanlake’s Introductory Economics’. Grant, S.J. (7th Ed.) – ISBN10 0582405483; ISBN13 9780582405486
  • ‘Economics AS Level’, Anderton, A. (5th Ed.) – ISBN10 1405892358; ISBN13 9781405892353

Further Studies/Career Opportunities:

  • For those who intend to read for B.Com. at A Level would be an asset
  • Careers in the financial sector, multinational organisations, government economic services, consultancies & as economic research analysts