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International A' Level Economics CIE Course

Enrolment Fee £450.00

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Instalment plan: £170 deposit, then 4 monthly payments of £70

Course Description

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.

UCAS points: Yes

Hours required: 360

Support: 2 years

Course code: 9708

What can you do with A' Level Economics?

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Maths
  • 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.

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Modules

AS Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International AS Level in Economics study the following topics:-

  • 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
  • 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
The AS level consists of two examinations papers.

Full A' Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International A' Level in Economics study the ABOVE AS Level topics and the following:-

  • 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
The A' level consists of four examinations papers.

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.

What support do we offer with your A' Level Course?


Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.


Assessment

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

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.


Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

Full A' Level

Pay in Full

£395.00

Nil

£395.00

Full A' Level

Instalment Option

£170.00

£70.00 x 4 months

£450.00

IAS or IA2 Level

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

Please note the easy payment plan is NOT available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

CIE - Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

Specification code

A' Level Economics CIE: 9708




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