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.
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.
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You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
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.
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.
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams:
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During your course, you’ll be required to complete tutor marked assignments (TMAs). 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.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Economics, issued by AQA. 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.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent qualification in economics or maths is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
In the first half of this course, you’ll delve into the operations of markets and market failure. You’ll look at how prices are determined in a competitive marketplace, issues that affect production, costs, and revenue, as well as examine the national economy in a global context. You’ll investigate competitive and concentrated markets, as well as how and when governments intervene, along with how macroeconomic performance works and is managed.
In the second half of this course, you’ll examine economic methodology, the economic problem, and how individual economic decisions are made, along with the wider impact they have. You’ll look at the labour market, and how wealth is unevenly distributed, resulting in problems such as poverty and inequality. Moving on, you’ll study the national and international economy, the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, financial markets, and monetary policy. Finally, you’ll investigate fiscal policy, and supply-side policies.
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Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
No, however, we do provide a list of additional resources and podcasts you'll find interesting.
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.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).