A-Level Economics

Our course code: X914

Course fee £695 or from £52 per month

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Looking at the contemporary media situation we are constantly bombarded with messages about economics, so perhaps it is worth understanding a bit more about the A-level economics subject. A-level economics is a fairly new subject available to study but is becoming a very popular option. There are a lot of doors opened from studying A-Level economics, with great university choices as well as career options.

During this A-level Economics course, you will study how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements clearly. At the end of this stimulating Economics course, you will have a solid basis on which to build a career in banking, finance, or government.

The Economics A-level course will give you an in-depth understanding of how Economics impacts on societies across the globe as well as an appreciation of how a market economy influences national and international policy. A detailed analysis of the European Union will also help prepare our A-level Economics students for a variety of career opportunities. If you want to develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’ this is the course for you.

A-levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement. Having an A-level demonstrates a thorough understanding of a subject, will boost your career prospects and will open up new opportunities for you. This A-Level Economics course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

You will benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Looking at the contemporary media situation we are constantly bombarded with messages about economics, so perhaps it is worth understanding a bit more about the A-level economics subject.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: X914
  • Qualification code: 9EC0

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 24 months after you enrol. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge, where you’ll find all your learning materials.


All enrolments will be for exams in Summer 2022. If you wish to fast track your learning, please do contact us.

You will be required to complete the three standard written exams:

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 35% of marks
  • 2 hour, 35% of marks
  • 2 hour, 30% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Economics, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent qualification in economics or maths is recommended for this course.

Course Content

1: Introduction to economics
  • The nature of economics
  • Production and specialisation
  • Demand
2: Supply and price
  • Supply
  • Price determination
  • Price mechanism
3: Market failure Government intervention Government failure
  • Market failure
  • Government intervention
  • Government failure
4: The UK economy – performance measures
  • Measuring economic performance
  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate supply
5: The UK economy – income, growth and policies
  • National income
  • Economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policies
6: Business behaviour
  • Introduction
  • Business objectives
  • Firms and growth
  • Revenue
  • Costs
  • Profit
7: Markets
  • Introduction
  • Productive and allocative efficiency
  • Barriers and market concentration
  • Perfect competition and monopoly
  • Monopolistic competition and oligopoly
  • The threat of competition
8: Government intervention in markets
  • Introduction
  • Labour demand and supply
  • Influences on the labour market
  • Government intervention
9: International economics
  • Introduction
  • Globalisation
  • Why trade?
  • Balance of payments and the exchange rate
  • International competitiveness
  • Inequality and poverty
10: Macroeconomic strategies and policies
  • Introduction
  • International growth and development
  • Strategies to promote growth and development
  • The financial sector
  • The role of the state in the macroeconomy
  • Macroeconomic policies in a global context
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. Yes, there is a set text that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel A level Economics A Book 1, P Smith, Hodder Education 2015. (2) Edexcel A level Economics A Book 2, P Smith, Hodder Education 2015. Additional texts you'll also have to read include: Maths Skills for A Level Economics, J Lawrence, Oxford University Press 2014.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Sorry, this course isn’t available to students outside the UK.

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.