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A-LEVEL ECONOMICS

Price: £325

Economics is valuable subject to study, it gives you an understanding of how the financial world works. Understanding the economic environment is useful in almost any role or career and will be a lasting skill, setting you apart from the competition. This is a engaging and fascinating course that covers both micro and macro economics

 

Course code: 9EC0

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: EDEXCEL A-Level Economics

Awarding body: EDEXCEL

The first time the full A Level exams can be taken is June 2017, the AS exams can be taken from June 2016. 

Economics is valuable subject to study, it gives you an understanding of how the financial world works.

Understanding the economic environment is useful in almost any role or career and will be a lasting skill, setting you apart from the competition.

This is a engaging and fascinating course that covers both micro and macro economics.

During this A-Level Economics course you will explore the nature of economic performance, market failure, aggregate supply, business growth and government intervention.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by EDEXCEL) you will have achieved an internationally recognised EDEXCEL A-Level Economics.

Skills gained

  • Developing an enthusiasm for economics
  • Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts
  • Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of economics
  • Understanding economic behaviour from a range of perspectives
  • Develop both analytical and numerical skills, as well as qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult working life.

Course outline

This course is divided into 3 units:

Unit 1: Markets and business behaviour

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises three sections. Students answer all questions from Section A and Section B, and one from Section C. Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts. Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two)

Unit 2: The national and global economy

Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises three sections. Students answer all questions from Section A and Section B, and one from Section C. Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts. Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two)

Unit 3: Any content, relevant practical skills.

Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises two sections. Each section comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two.)

Course content

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

Module 1: Nature of economics

Module 2: How markets work

Module 3: Market failure

Module 4: Government intervention

Theme 2: The UK economy performance and policies

Module 1: Measures of economic performance

Module 2: Aggregate demand

Module 3: Aggregate supply

Module 4: National income

Module 5: Economic growth

Module 6: Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

Module 1: Business growth

Module 2: Business objectives

Module 3: Revenues, costs and profits

Module 4: Market structures

Module 5: Labour market

Module 6: Government intervention

Theme 4: A Global perspective

Module 1: International economics

Module 2: Poverty and inequality

Module 3: Emerging and developing economies

Module 4: The financial sector

Module 5: Role of the state in the macro economy

Assessment

The EDEXCEL A-Level Economics qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by EDEXCEL and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

Method of study

Online and Paper Based

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

You can also choose to have a paper version of the course sent to you.

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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