A-Level Economics

£449.00£479.00

A-Level Economics is a great platform for those wishing to move on to higher education. You will learn about complex topics such as market behaviour, global and domestic economic policy, and the subtleties of macro and micro economics. No prior knowledge is required.

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Description

A-Level Economics

  • Course code: OSC1157
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper
  • Course duration: 24 Months
  • Edexcel Qualification Code: 9ECO
  • Exam Fees are not included

Entry requirements: You do not require any previous knowledge.

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Develop an interest in economics
  • Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment
  • Develop an understanding of a range of Economic concepts
Course Content

THEME 1: MARKETS AND MARKET FAILURE

  • The Economic Problem
  • The Allocation of Resources in Competitive Markets
  • Production and Efficiency
  • Market Failure
  • Government Intervention in the Market

THEME 2: THE UK ECONOMY – PERFORMANCE AND POLICIES

  • Measuring Macroeconomic Performance
  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate supply
  • National income
  • Economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policy

THEME 3: BUSINESS BEHAVIOUR AND THE LABOUR MARKET

  • The Firm: Objectives, Costs and Revenues
  • Competitive Markets
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Concentrated Markets
  • The Labour Market
  • Government Intervention in the Market

THEME 4: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

  • International economics
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Emerging and developing economies
  • The financial sector
  • Role of the state in the macro-economy
Qualification Information

To achieve the full Economics A-Level you will be assessed across the four themes. All themes will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour – 9EC0/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 1 and 3.
  • Assessment format: Multiple-choice and short-answer questions, data response questions and extended open-response questions

Paper 2: The National and Global Economy – 9EC0/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 2 and 4
  • Assessment format: Multiple-choice and short-answer questions, data response questions and extended open-response questions

Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – 9EC0/03

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Content from all four themes
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question

 

Upon successful completion of the exams you will receive an A-Level in Citizenship (AS/A2) issued by AQA. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning. The last exams for this course are in June 2018.

Method of Study

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs).

Exams:

Exams are taken at a registered exam centre, and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

Course Length Information
Tutor Support

Additional information

Study Method

Paper Manual, Online

Paper based courses are only available for UK deliveries. Online courses are available for UK and International students. Dismiss