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  • A-Level Economics (Last Exam 2016)

    A Level Economics covers the study of both micro and macro economics, the fundamentals of commerce and economies. This course is an excellent introduction to the subject, perfect for those who want to understand more about the financial climate around them as well as those who want to study economics or business at university level.

    • Course Description

      A Level Economics

      Course code: HSAL03

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: AQA A Level Economics

      Awarding body: AQA

      A Level Economics covers the study of both micro and macro economics, the fundamentals of commerce and economies.

      This course is an excellent introduction to the subject, perfect for those who want to understand more about the financial climate as well as those who want to study economics or business at university level.

      This fascinating course opens up the way the world works and allows students to explore economics and its impact on the wider environment.

    • Economics course overview

      In this A Level Economics course you will explore topics like The National Economy, Markets and Market Failure, Business Economics and the National and International Economy. Both Micro and Macro economics will be covered as well as a through assessment of the Economic Problem.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A level Economics

      Skills gained

      • An interest and enthusiasm for economics and how it contributes to the wider economic and social environment.
      • An understanding of a range of concepts and how these can be applied in different contests.
      • Developing an ‘economist’s’ mind.
      • The practical skills, qualities and attitudes that will put you in good stead for adult working life.
      • An understanding of current economic issues and problems that effect normal life.
      • Appreciating the value of economics and its limitations in explaining real world phenomena.
      • Analysing and explaining the strengths and weakness of the market economy and the role of government within it.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 4 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: AECON1 Markets and market failure

      Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

      Unit 2: ECON2 The national economy

      Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

      A2 Level

      Unit 3: ECON3 Business economics and the distribution of income

      Written examination: 2 hours

      Unit 4: ECON4 The national and international economy

      Written examination: 2 hours

      Course content

      Unit 1: Markets and market failure

      Module 1: The economic problem

      Module 2: The allocation of resources in competitive markets

      Module 3: Production and efficiency

      Module 4: Market failure

      Module 5: Government intervention in the market

      Unit 2: The national economy

      Module 1: Introduction to macroeconomics

      Module 2: How the macro-economy works

      Module 3: Economic performance

      Module 4: Macroeconomic policy

      Unit 3: Business economics and the distribution of income

      Module 1: The firm: Objectives costs and revenues

      Module 2: Competitive markets

      Module 3: Marketing strategies

      Module 4: Concentrated markets

      Module 5: The labour markets

      Module 6: Government intervention in the market

      Unit 4: The national and international economy

      Module 1: Macroeconomic indicators

      Module 2: Managing the national economy

      Module 3: The international economy

      Recommended reading

      AQA AS Economics Student’s Book

      Chris Vidler and Charles Smith, Nelson Thornes

      ISBN: 978-0435692223

      AQA A2 Economics Student’s Book

      Jim Lawrence and Steve Stoddard, Nelson Thornes

      ISBN: 978-0748799657

      Assessment

      The AQA A Level Economics qualification is gained once all 4 exam papers are successfully completed. The first two exams make up the AS Level, the second two comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA 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.

      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 available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      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.

      Tutor support

      Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. However the last exam for this course is in 2016.

      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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