Stacks of Coins

Understanding the economic environment is useful in almost any role or career and will be a lasting skill, setting you apart from the competition.

Description

A Level Economics

Course code: 9EC0

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: EDEXCEL A-Level Economics

Awarding body: EDEXCEL

Economics is valuable subject to study, it gives you an understanding of how the financial world works.

Understanding the economic environment is useful in almost any role or career and will be a lasting skill, setting you apart from the competition.

This is a engaging and fascinating course that covers both micro and macro economics.

Overview / Skills

During this A-Level Economics course you will explore the nature of economic performance, market failure, aggregate supply, business growth and government intervention.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by EDEXCEL) you will have achieved an internationally recognised EDEXCEL A-Level Economics.

  • Developing an enthusiasm for economics

  • Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts

  • Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of economics

  • Understanding economic behaviour from a range of perspectives

  • Develop both analytical and numerical skills, as well as qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult working life.

Course outline

Unit 1: Markets and business behaviour
Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises three sections. Students answer all questions from Section A and Section B, and one from Section C. Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts. Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two)

Unit 2: The national and global economy
Written examination: 2 hours. 35% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises three sections. Students answer all questions from Section A and Section B, and one from Section C. Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts. Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two)

Unit 3: Any content, relevant practical skills.
Written examination: 2 hours. 30% of A Level. 100 Marks

(The paper comprises two sections. Each section comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two.)