If you go straight into work after A Levels, Economics is a very useful subject to have studied and is particularly desirable if you are contemplating a career in business administration, banking and financial work, marketing, computing, health or social welfare work or accountancy.
You can go to university to study Economics to degree level and the opportunities for professional economists are many. Economists are employed by the Civil Service, local government, banks and insurance companies, research organisations, stockbrokers and most large companies and management consultancies. Economics will be looked upon favourably as a sound and useful A Level subject by universities. It will provide a good foundation for students who pursue degree courses in related subjects such as Business Studies, Marketing, Management, Accountancy, Politics and Law.
In most years a number of students leaving Alton College go on to follow Economics degree courses and many go on to follow courses in related fields. They have generally found that having followed the A Level Economics course gives them a distinct advantage in the first year of their degree course.