1Course Overview

A Level Economics

Course code: OSC1283

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  • Official Edexcel Economics A Level
  • Full Course Materials
  • Full Tutor Support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees not included - to include exams see our A Level Economics inc Exams

Study A Level Economics from home – your route to academic success!

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments. You will be responsible for booking your exams.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

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2Course Content

Edexcel Qualification Code: 9ECO

Theme 1: Markets and Market Failure
  • The Economic Problem
  • The Allocation of Resources in Competitive Markets
  • Production and Efficiency
  • Market Failure
  • Government Intervention in the Market
Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies
  • Measuring Macroeconomic Performance
  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate supply
  • National income
  • Economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policy
Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the labour market
  • The Firm: Objectives, Costs and Revenues
  • Competitive Markets
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Concentrated Markets
  • The Labour Market
  • Government Intervention in the Market
Theme 4: A Global Perspective
  • International economics
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Emerging and developing economies
  • The financial sector
  • Role of the state in the macroeconomy
3Other Information
Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full Economics A Level you must take the exams. These will be assessed across the four themes on 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

  • Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour – 9EC0/01
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 1 and 3.
  • Assessment format: Multiple-choice and short-answer questions, data response questions and extended open-response questions
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  • Paper 2: The National and Global Economy – 9EC0/02
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 35% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Any content from themes 2 and 4
  • Assessment format: Multiple-choice and short-answer questions, data response questions and extended open-response questions
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  • Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – 9EC0/03
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Assessed: Content from all four themes
  • Assessment format: Data response questions including one extended open-response question

This course does not include your exam fees.
To include your exams see our A Level Economics inc Exams

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials, with the first opportunity to sit the exams in June 2017. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in economics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in Economics issued by Edexcel. 

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have a reasonable grade GCSE or O Level in English and Mathematics.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE NUS Extra card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
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  • * Not included with the online study option
Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this A Level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. The examinations run on specific dates, which can be obtained by visiting the Edexcel website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself; however, we can provide a list of A Level test centres around the country for you to arrange this.

Are there any additional costs?

We recommend that you obtain a good quality scientific calculator. You will also be required to pay for your exams and a fee to take your exams at the examination centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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