Fancy becoming the next Chancellor of the Exchequer or a titan of industry? Our AQA A-level Economics course will provide you with the analytical, numerical and research skills to help get you there. Through nine engaging modules split between two units, you'll study the factors of production, supply and demand, the relationship between international markets and much more. In short, you'll learn how to think like a true economist!
A-level Economics is also a valuable qualification for entry into many other careers that require an analytical mind and critical thinking, such as law and journalism.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
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 then investigate competitive and concentrated markets, as well as how and when governments intervene, along with how macroeconomic performance works and is managed.
Unit 2 - The national and international economy
In the second half of this course, you’ll examine economic methodology, the economic problem, how individual economic decisions are made and their wider impact. 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.
Unit 3 - Reading List
There’s no reading list for this course, however, we do provide a list of additional resources and podcasts you’ll find interesting.
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Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-level in Economics, issued by AQA. This syllabus (7136) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for A-level Economics examinations for Summer 2024.
You will be required to complete the three written exams:
- Paper 1: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks
- Paper 2: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks
- Paper 3: 2 hours, 33.3% of A-level, 80 marks
A GCSE or equivalent qualification in economics or maths is recommended for this course. This A-level Economics syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.