The Economics A Level Course covers topics similar to those studied at GCSE level, but in more depth.
At the end of this stimulating home study course, in addition to an appreciation of the way in which modern economic society functions, you will have a solid basis on which to build a career in banking, finance or government. The Case Study on the European Union will also help prepare you for a variety of career opportunities.
The full A Level qualification consists of an AS and A2 syllabus and would be split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels. This particular course is the AS Level only and if you are looking to complete the full A Level then we recommend buying the full A Level course for £350.00 as this can be completed over 2 years of study.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are fifteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).
The home study course prepares candidates for the AQA Economics AS level syllabus 1140 for examinations in June 2009 and later years. To complete the full A Level candidates would also need to study the AQA Economics A2 level syllabus 2140 for examinations in June 2010 and later years.
This specification is designed to:
Enable candidates to focus on the dynamic nature of the contemporary business world
Provide opportunities for research into topical business issues
Offer opportunities for the development and application of a full range of academic skills
Explore real business situations
Be practical in the application of business concepts
Understand the role of the entrepreneur and business in society.
At AS Level, this specification introduces candidates to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. It then focuses on how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making tactical decisions at a functional level.
No Coursework with this syllabus.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths.
- Economics Explained 3rd Edition by P. Maunder, D Myers & N Wall. (ISBN-10: 0003277585 - ISBN-13: 978-0003277586)
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
There are approximately 300 testing centres in the UK, so finding one close by should not be very difficult. In December/January we contact you to start arranging your examination dates.
Registered students can also access a list of exam centre's for their postcode area which have been used in the past 12 months by previous students.
We always try to give whatever help we can with examination information, but the entering of Candidates for examinations and any dealings with the examination centre’s are entirely the responsibility of the student.
Nearest Examination Dates:
A Level Examination Fees:
On average A Level examination fees are approximately £20.00 per exam, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study AS Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some home study courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an AS Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most AS Levels have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.