Online Economics A Level course overview
Economics A Level and AS Level covers the following five areas
- Basic economic ideas and resource allocation
- The price system and the micro economy
- Government microeconomic intervention
- The macro economy
- Government macro intervention
AS Economics candidates answer multiple choice, data response and essay questions. This format is repeated at Economics A level where candidates will be tested on the additional syllabus content for A Level, but they also require a knowledge and understanding of the AS Level syllabus content.
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Economics previously. A qualification in Maths equivalent to IGCSE would be useful.
Economics A Level online provides a suitable foundation for the study of Economics or related courses in higher education. It may permit or assist progression directly to university courses in Economics or some other subjects. It is also suitable as part of a course of general education.
In the October of Year 11, 12 and 13 parents and guardians will receive an email asking which exams the learner intends to take, and where they would like to take them. Parents and guardians must inform InterHigh if they need assistance finding an exam centre by mid-October.
InterHigh can support you in finding a local exam centre. It is then down to the individual to register with the centre of choice and pay the exam fees to the centre directly. As each exam centre sets their own fees we cannot provide accurate pricing, however as an example, you can see our own fees by clicking here
Physical, medical or learning support needs may be eligible for access arrangements during exams. These can include:
- Extra time of 25%*
- Extra time up to 50%*
- A reader*
- A scribe*
- Supervised rest breaks
- Separate room
- Use of a laptop
- Enlarged print exam papers
*These arrangements must be approved by the exam board. The learner will need to undertake learning assessments with an Educational Psychologist or specialist assessor in order to complete the application form. These assessments can take up to 18 months to process.
The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year that the learner sits exams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this subject.
However, if you’re looking to study this subject as one of four A Levels, we strongly advise you only do so if you are predicted at least a grade 7 at GCSE / IGCSE in this subject or a relevant subject.