A Level Economics


Have you got a good head for figures? Could you better the Chancellor of the Exchequer with a Budget? Having an analytical brain would certainly be an advantage and if you are considering a role in finance, or require an appropriate A Level to get into University, then this qualification could be most appropriate route to achieving your objectives and ambitions.

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About This Course

If you are interested in the exploring a career within business, management, investment or the financial sector; then our 2 year A Level in Economics can provide you with the perfect stepping stone to making your mark within this competitive niche.

This course may be designed for home study; however it covers everything you’d expect from its college equivalent. The same content material, the same assignments, the same examinations… this new A Level has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content. The only real difference between them is – with our distance learning course, you can learn all of this on your own time-frame.

No deadlines. No pressure. You can even decide when YOU are ready to take your exams, meaning you’ll always feel and be prepared.

Our online courses are particularly ideal for those restricted by work obligations. In one compact course you can achieve the qualifications you desire, but on your own terms.

So if you are interested in learning more about market, market failures, the UK economy, economic growth, business behaviours, and marketing strategies… then why not contemplate enrolling onto this course?

Course Benefits

Split into 4 informative themes, each are designed to supply you with a thorough knowledge on economics and the various elements it can impact upon. This means, by the end of our course you can feel confident in your ability to apply economic theories onto real life situations, as well as use the skills you have acquired to build a credible career.

With this course, you will:

  • Earn 56 UCAS points which can be used in your university applications to get your dream spot.
  • Be able to study how, when and where you want, and most importantly at your own pace.
  • Be challenged, tested and prepared for a future within economics.

Course Units

Theme 1: Markets and Market Failure

  • The Economic Problem
  • The Allocation of Resources in Competitive Markets
  • Production and Efficiency
  • Market Failure
  • Government Intervention in the Market

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Measuring Macroeconomic Performance
  • Aggregate Demand
  • Aggregate Supply
  • National Income
  • Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomic Objectives and Policy

Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour Market

  • The Firm: Objectives, Costs, and Revenues
  • Competitive Markets
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Concentrated Markets
  • The Labour Market
  • Government Intervention in the Market

Theme 4: A Global Perspective

  • International Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Emerging and Developing Economies
  • The Financial Sector
  • Role of the State in the Macroeconomy


To earn this A Level qualification, you will be assessed across all 4 themes taught on the course using 3 paper based written examinations. Each of these written exams is designed to test your knowledge, understanding and competency of the course materials and their application within the real world.

Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour – this 2 hour written examination carries 35% of the weight of your A Level grade. Through a series of multiple choice short answer questions, data response questions and extended open response questions, you will be assessed on the content taught on themes 1 and 3.

Paper 2: The National and Global Economy – this 2 hour written examination carries 35% of the weight of your A Level grade. Through a series of multiple choice short answer questions, data response questions and extended open response questions, you will be assessed on the content taught on themes 2 and 4.

Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – this 2 hour written examination carries 30% of the weight of your A Level grade. Through a series of data responses questions (including one extended open response question) you will be assessed on all 4 themes.

Please note: you will need to sit standard A Level examinations in order to complete this course. These examinations are separate from the course and must be arranged independently by yourselves using the approved list of examination centres provided by us.

The costs for these exams are similarly separate from the original course fees and will vary from centre to centre. Information on examination dates can be found on the Edexcel website.

Required Knowledge

There is no requirement to have past qualifications or knowledge of the area to enrol on this course.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this course, you will receive an A Level in Economics issued by Edexcel.


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Alongside their support, throughout the 2 year duration of your studies, you will also be provided with a comprehensive study guide, course materials and a course pack containing self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions which can be used to track your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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