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  • A-Level Economics

    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.

    • Course Description

      A Level Economics

      Course code: NALV04

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level Economics

      Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

      The first time this exam can be taken is 2017, if you are looking to take your A-Level sooner please check out our Fast Track A-Levels.

      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.

    • Economics course overview

      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 Pearson Edexcel) you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level Economics.

      Skills gained

      • 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

      This course is divided into 3 units:

      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.)

      Course content

      Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

      Module 1: Nature of economics

      Module 2: How markets work

      Module 3: Market failure

      Module 4: Government intervention

      Theme 2: The UK economy performance and policies

      Module 1: Measures of economic performance

      Module 2: Aggregate demand

      Module 3: Aggregate supply

      Module 4: National income

      Module 5: Economic growth

      Module 6: Macroeconomic objectives and policy

      Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

      Module 1: Business growth

      Module 2: Business objectives

      Module 3: Revenues, costs and profits

      Module 4: Market structures

      Module 5: Labour market

      Module 6: Government intervention

      Theme 4: A Global perspective

      Module 1: International economics

      Module 2: Poverty and inequality

      Module 3: Emerging and developing economies

      Module 4: The financial sector

      Module 5: Role of the state in the macro economy

      Assessment

      The Pearson Edexcel A-Level Economics qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently only available in paper-based format.

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Your tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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