GCSE For 16-19 Year Olds

GCSE Economics

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The GCSE course is designed to support students in achieving another GCSE and to facilitate students onto a broader range of A Level subjects.



To join this programme you will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (or equivalent). One of either English language or maths needs to be at least a grade 3 whilst the other needs to be no less than a grade 2.

Why study GCSE ECONOMICS at Blackpool Sixth?

GCSE Economics is an excellent course designed to increase students' knowledge of current affairs and improve their understanding of the economy. A good understanding of the world will help students understand how events around the country and the world will impact their daily lives.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in 5 sessions a week with additional independent study tasks to ensure your progress towards a Grade 4 or above.

Teacher expertise

All staff are proficient in economics.

What skills will I develop?

  • Critical thinking
  • Numerical skills
  • Analytical skills
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How will I be assessed?

The course is a 100% exam and will be split into 2 papers.

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What will you study and other information about GCSE ECONOMICS

Where does it lead?

For Transition Programme students, successful completion of this programme, when combined with your existing GCSEs at grade 4 or above, will give you 5 GCSE equivalent qualifications. This will allow you to move onto our level 3 courses.

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