Fast Track A Level in Economics

The Course is laid out as follows:-

Module 1Lesson 1The Economic Problem and the Production Possibility FrontierLesson 2Demand and Supply Analysis

Assignment ALesson 3Market FailureLesson 4Government Intervention and Government Failure

Assignment BModule 2Lesson 1Introducing Macroeconomics and Measuring the EconomyLesson 2Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Assignment ALesson 3Economic GrowthLesson 4Government Intervention and Constraints

Assignment B

Textbooks
Throughout the course you will be referred to the following textbook which is specifically written for the syllabus that you are following. While the material covered in the book matches that in the course, you do need access to both in order to fully understand the concepts and terminology of economics. This book is essential for your course.

Economics (Fifth Edition) Edexcel
Student Book
Alain Anderton - Pearson

This textbook covers both AS and A2 economics, so you will only need this one textbook.

Learning Economics
Economics gives you a terminology and models to understand the world of money and finance, of employment, economic growth and international trade. You will need to get used to dealing with the specialist language of economics but you also need to be able to apply it to real life events. This course and the textbook will enable you to do this comprehensively but you will also find it useful to keep up to date by reading newspapers, journals like The Economist and by watching or listening to radio and television.

The Examination
Unit 1: Competitive markets - how they work and why they fail
1 hr 30 minutes

Unit 2: Managing the Economy
1 hour 30 minutes

A2 Economics


Course Synopsis
The Course is divided into two modules, each of which is divided into four lessons. All of the lessons have references to the textbook and to carefully selected websites. At the end of each lesson there is a set of key words. After studying the lesson, you should be able to give the meaning of these words. Each second lesson has a tutor marked assessment which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor.

Economics has a large amount of new terminology. You will be required to recognise and understand economic terms when you meet them and also to apply them to real life situations. Some of the terminology is used in ordinary language but in a quite different way in economics. You will also need to remember diagrams that explain economics, it is important to label your axes correctly and to be able to explain the diagrams in your own language. You may find it helpful to put your definitions and diagrams on index cards or the clipped together revision cards you can buy in a stationery shop.

Each module of the course corresponds to the examination unit. The lessons have been arranged to follow the syllabus and to provide for ease of understanding and topic coverage so may be of different length and difficulty. Unit 3 and Unit 4 are both quite different topics and you might enjoy studying them in parallel.

The Course is laid out as follows:-

Module 3Lesson 1The Firm, objectives, growth, revenue and costsLesson 2Firms and the Market

Assignment ALesson 3CompetitionLesson 4Government Intervention

Assignment BModule 4Lesson 1Globalisation and Patterns of TradeLesson 2How International Trade is Recorded and Financed

Assignment ALesson 3Growth and DevelopmentLesson 4The Role of Government

Assignment B

This course covers all the content of the Edexcel AS Economics Course./>Textbooks
Throughout the course you will be referred to the following textbook which is specifically written for the syllabus that you are following. While the material covered in the book matches that in the course, you do need access to both in order to fully understand the concepts and terminology of economics. This book is essential for your course.

Economics (Fifth Edition) Edexcel
Student Book
Alain Anderton - Pearson

This textbook covers both AS and A2 economics, so you will only need this one textbook.

Learning Economics
Economics gives you a terminology and models to understand the world of money and finance, of employment, economic growth and international trade. You will need to get used to dealing with the specialist language of economics but you also need to be able to apply it to real life events. This course and the textbook will enable you to do this comprehensively but you will also find it useful to keep up to date by reading newspapers, journals like The Economist and by watching or listening to radio and television.

The Examination
Unit 3: Business Economics and Economic Efficiency
1 hr 30 minutes

Unit 4: The Global Economy
2 hours

Entry Requirements
The A-level builds on the course content of the Economics GCSE, but it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking the A-level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literary and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE, though full tutor support is given throughout. Basic English reading and writing skills are required.

Study Hours
Variable according to student commitment, though OCR recommend 180 guided learning hours for AS and 360 guided learning hours for A2.

Qualification
AS/A2 - A level in Economics. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

Guide Price: 365.00

Delivery: Distance
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