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Legacy Information – A level Economics

Legacy Information – A level Economics

This Economics A level course will be examined for the last time in summer 2016.  If you are interested in an Economics A level for examination beyond this date have a look at our brand new Economics A level for 2017 exams

At the end of this stimulating Economics course, you will have a solid basis on which to build a career in banking, finance, or government. The Economics A level course will give you an in depth understanding of how Economics impacts on societies across the globe as well as an appreciation of how a market economy influences national and international policy.  A detailed analysis of the European Union will also help prepare our A level Economics students for a variety of career opportunities.

The Economics A level course includes two major components – AS level and A2 level.  The AS level is a qualification in its own right and may be studied for on a one-year course.

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.

The Economics A level course includes eleven Tutor-marked Assignments (known as TMAs), six in the AS course and five in the A2 course.

Economics AS Level

  • Markets and Market Failure
  • The National Economy

Economics A2 Level

  • Business Economics and The Distribution of Income
  • Government Policy, the National and International Economy

The AS Economics course prepares candidates for the AQA Economics AS level syllabus 1141, examined in 2015 and later years. The full A Level qualification comprises both AS and A2 components and most candidates will also study the A2 syllabus 2141. Oxford Open Learning has selected this syllabus as the one best suited to the needs of home learners.



Assessment is by four written papers of varied weighting. There is no coursework.

Students are normally expected to have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C and above.  Students do not need to have studied Economics GCSE although this would be advantageous.


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