The A Level Economics online course will give you a sound knowledge of economic principles.
Economics doesn't revolve solely around wealth creation or the financial markets and business performance. It has a huge impact on our everyday lives, through interest rate fluctuations, taxation levels, unemployment, migration and even entertainment.
The Economics A Level syllabus will give you all that knowledge and more. You'll look at large economies and determine the factors that result in success or failure, and learn about the role of government intervention. In the study of macro-economies you'll learn how countries manage their economies and how they impact on the global economy.
You'll study business economics, including the impact of competition and changes in the labour market. You'll also learn about the objectives, costs and revenues of business and consider their role in the wider economy.
Although many Economics students will also be taking A Level Maths, which is required by most university economics degrees, A Level Economics is not highly mathematical. It's a discussion-based subject which requires you to form opinions about the world around you, where there is increasing debate about scarcity of resources and the study of economics plays a key role.
This course will prepare you for the Edexcel Economics A Level syllabus (9EC0) exams.
The A Level Economics course is split into four themes:
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
Theme 2: The UK Economy - Performance and Policies
Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
Theme 4: A Global Perspective
The A Level Economics course is perfect if you're looking to fill gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university. It's also a suitable foundation if you're thinking about studying Economics or economics-related subjects at a higher level.
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol on this course.
If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before
An A Level in Economics can be the foundation for further education in economics, including at college and university. Continuing your study of economics to a higher level could lead you to a wide variety of careers in economics, finance, business, the public service, research and teaching.
In the workplace, you'll find your Economics A Level will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.
Your A Level in Economics can count towards entry to college or university for many subjects. You should contact the institution you're interested in attending to find out their entry requirements.
Students who complete this course often go on to study an Economics or Business degree. You will likely need A Level Maths to take a degree in Economics.
We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll be able to get started right away with a small deposit and pay the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
If your company will fund your course, we can help you arrange this.
Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.
Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students.
Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. You'll work through step-by-step units so you can easily keep track of your progress.
You'll have the opportunity to join a live induction webinar when you start your course. It's designed to help you navigate your way around the student community, to offer you help and support, and most importantly to give you a warm and friendly welcome to ICS Learn. We usually hold one a week, and you can attend any one that suits you.
You’ll have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:
Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. Supporting textbooks aren’t provided with this course; however, we strongly recommend that you purchase the following ebooks due to the additional resources they’ll give you:
You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who'll be with you from enrolment to graduation. Their support is unlimited and you can contact them by phone or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, and assessments, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.
They’ll also give you test papers and mock exams to ensure you’re ready to pass your exams. All your papers will be given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.
Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.
There are three final assessments for the Edexcel A Level Economics specification 9EC0:
These exams are set nationally by Edexcel, and all assessments must be taken in one exam diet. Exams take place in June every year.
If you're studying with us from outside the UK, you may be able to sit the exams in an an international school or British Council, or you may need to come to the UK. You should confirm this before enrolling.
Important Exam Information
Please note that you're responsible for making your own exam arrangements. We'll remind you when it's time to do this, and you'll arrange to sit your exams as a private candidate at a local school or college. The school or college will charge a fee for this.
Find out more about arranging your exams here.
Exam centre and registration fees aren't included in your course fees, as they'll be paid directly to your exam centre. The cost will vary depending on which centre you choose, with private schools and colleges generally being more expensive than state schools.