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A Level Economics Course CAIE

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£395

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PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

Up to 2 years

UCAS

Up to 56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

A Level Online in Economics CAIE

A Level Economics Course CAIE

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£395

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

2 years

UCAS

56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

This International A Level Economics Course with Cambridge will teach learners how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements clearly.

The course covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation.

Learners also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.

What Can I do with A Level Economics?

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degrees in Economics, Maths or Finance.

Economics is a great starting point for those looking for a career in finance, business or politics. However, it is also useful for a range of careers including marketing, law, journalism or teaching.

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. 

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

The Full A Level has ten modules you will need to cover which is split into IAS and IA2.  The IAS Level has five modules and all of these are listed below.

Awarding Body: Cambridge

Specification Code: 9708

IAS Modules

  • Scarcity, choice and opportunity cost
  • Positive and normative statements
  • Factors of production
  • Resource allocation in different economic systems and issues of transition
  • Production possibility curves
  • Money
  • Classification of goods and services
  • Demand and supply curves
  • Price elasticity, income elasticity and cross-elasticities of demand
  • Price elasticity of supply
  • Interaction of demand and supply
  • Market equilibrium and disequilibrium
  • Consumer and producer surplus
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  • Maximum and minimum prices
  • Taxes (direct and indirect)
  • Subsidies
  • Transfer payments
  • Direct provision of goods and services
  • Nationalisation and privatisation
  • Aggregate Demand (AD) and Aggregate Supply (AS) analysis
  • Inflation
  • Balance of payments
  • Exchange rates
  • The terms of trade
  • Principles of absolute and comparative advantage
  • Protectionism
  • Types of policy: fiscal policy, monetary policy, and supply side policy
  • Policies to correct balance of payments disequilibrium
  • Policies to correct inflation and deflation

IA2 Modules

  • Efficient resource allocation
  • Externalities and market failure
  • Social costs and benefits; cost-benefit analysis
  • Law of diminishing marginal utility
  • Indifference curves and budget lines
  • Types of cost, revenue and profit, short-run and long-run production
  • Different market structures
  • Growth and survival of firms
  • Differing objectives of a firm
  • Policies to achieve efficient resource allocation and correct market failure
  • Equity and policies towards income and wealth redistribution
  • Labour market forces and government intervention
  • Government failure in microeconomic intervention
  • Economic growth, economic development and sustainability
  • National Income statistics
  • Classification of countries
  • Employment/unemployment
  • The circular flow of income
  • Money supply (theory)
  • Keynesian and Monetarist schools
  • The demand for money and interest rate determination
  • Policies towards developing economies; policies of trade and aid
  • Government macro policy aims
  • Inter-connectedness of problems
  • Effectiveness of policy options to meet all macroeconomic objectives

Assessments

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at a CAIE approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

A Level Exams
There are four exams for the full A Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 – 1 hour
Paper 2 – 2 hours
Paper 3 – 1 hour 15 min
Paper 4 – 2 hours

Paper 1Paper 1Paper 1Exam Paper 4A Level Qualification

AS Level Exams
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 – 1 hour
Paper 2 – 2 hours

Paper 1 Paper 1IAS Exams

For Cambridge International AS & A Level Economics, learners can:

take Papers 1 and 2 only (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) or

follow a staged assessment route by taking Papers 1 and 2 (for the Cambridge International AS Level qualification) in one series, then Papers 3 and 4 (for the Cambridge International A Level qualification) in a later series or

take Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the same examination series, leading to the full Cambridge International A Level.

A Level Economics Online Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams for the A Level Economics Online Course, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:

International A Level in Economics with CAIE | International AS Level in Economics with CAIE

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification.
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to.
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks.
  • Help completing university applications including UCAS and The Common Application.
  • Reference and predicted grade for University.
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track A Level if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

Your A Level course will be online.  You will access it via our online portal.  

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world.  With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-

AS Level: 180 hours

A Level:  360 hours

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.

Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university. 

Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.

We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.