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Economics A Level

/ Edexcel A Level / UOL25

The Economics A-Level course is designed to allow you to study at your own pace and is to develop an interest and understanding of economics in the real world, both on a business and personal level.

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course duration: 360 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Economics is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:

- Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject of economics
- Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment
- Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts
- Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist
- Understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives
- Develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Modules

The Edexcel A Level Economics specification is structured into four units, assessed across three examinations. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Module 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

This module focuses on microeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Nature of economics
- How markets work
- Market failure
- Government intervention

Module 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

This module focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Measures of economic performance
- Aggregate demand
- Aggregate supply
- National income
- Economic growth
- Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Module 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

This module develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in module 1 and focuses on business economics. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Business growth
- Business objectives
- Revenues, costs and profits
- Market structures
- Labour market
- Government intervention

Module 4: A global perspective

This module develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in module 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- International economics
- Poverty and inequality
- Emerging and developing economies
- The financial sector
- Role of the state in the macroeconomy

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic knowledge is desirable.

It is recommended that students have attained GCSE or equivalent communication and literacy skills in English and numeracy skills in mathematics.

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations.

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour *Paper code: 9EC0/01
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 35% of the total qualification

Paper 2: The national and global economy *Paper code: 9EC0/02
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 35% of the total qualification

Paper 3: Microeconomics and macroeconomics *Paper code: 9EC0/03
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 30% of the total qualification

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in Economics "A" (9EC0)

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by UKDLP.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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.

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

We offer a range of A Levels where we guarantee to prioritise the marking of your coursework so you are fully ready to take your exams in June of each year

WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR THIS SERVICE.

An Advanced Level in Economics is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university. It also provides a progression route for further training whilst in employment.

This specification is designed to:

- Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject of economics
- Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment
- Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts
- Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist
- Understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives
- Develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic knowledge is desirable.

It is recommended that students have attained GCSE or equivalent communication and literacy skills in English and numeracy skills in mathematics.

assessment

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations.

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour *Paper code: 9EC0/01
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 35% of the total qualification

Paper 2: The national and global economy *Paper code: 9EC0/02
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 35% of the total qualification

Paper 3: Microeconomics and macroeconomics *Paper code: 9EC0/03
Duration: 2 hours / 100 marks - 30% of the total qualification

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be 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.

modules

Modules

The Edexcel A Level Economics specification is structured into four units, assessed across three examinations. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Module 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

This module focuses on microeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Nature of economics
- How markets work
- Market failure
- Government intervention

Module 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

This module focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Measures of economic performance
- Aggregate demand
- Aggregate supply
- National income
- Economic growth
- Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Module 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

This module develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in module 1 and focuses on business economics. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- Business growth
- Business objectives
- Revenues, costs and profits
- Market structures
- Labour market
- Government intervention

Module 4: A global perspective

This module develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in module 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Learners will develop an understanding of:

- International economics
- Poverty and inequality
- Emerging and developing economies
- The financial sector
- Role of the state in the macroeconomy

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in Economics "A" (9EC0)

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by UKDLP.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.