A-Level Economics


This A-Level Economics course is a recent addition to our subject base, but it is a draw for Universities, and for many career options in finance/accounting and the financial services industry generally.

An Economics A-Level will broaden your knowledge of how economics impacts societies around the world, and how the micro and macro economies impact national and international monetary policies. It will also hone those transferable skills that employers are looking for, such as; critical analysis, commercial acumen, evaluation and communication skills.

SKU: X914 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

Edexcel Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 35% of marks
  • 2 hours, 35% of marks
  • 2 hours, 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.

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 Content

  • The nature of economics
  • Production and specialisation
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Price determination
  • Price mechanism
  • Market failure
  • Government intervention
  • Government failure
  • Measuring economic performance
  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate supply
  • National income
  • Economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policies
  • Introduction
  • Business objectives
  • Firms and growth
  • Revenue
  • Costs
  • Profit
  • Introduction
  • Productive and allocative efficiency
  • Barriers and market concentration
  • Perfect competition and monopoly
  • Monopolistic competition and oligopoly
  • The threat of competition
  • Introduction
  • Labour demand and supply
  • Influences on the labour market
  • Government intervention
  • Introduction
  • Globalisation
  • Why trade?
  • Balance of payments and the exchange rate
  • International competitiveness
  • Inequality and poverty
  • 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
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked 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 which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. 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).

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