A-Level Economics

Our course code: X914

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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 (for exams in 2022)
  • 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: AQA
  • Our course code: X914
  • Qualification code: 7136

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

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.

Assessment

You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

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

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hour, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hour, 33.3% 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.

Assignments

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.

Course Outcomes

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.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

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

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

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 investigate competitive and concentrated markets, as well as how and when governments intervene, along with how macroeconomic performance works and is managed.

2: The national and international economy

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.

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.

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.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).