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AS in Economics (2015 Specification)

Oxford Learning College

  • Online Location

  • Any Time Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Flexible Study Mode

  • £215.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course will help students to develop the skills understanding economics. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics, to understand that economic behaviour can be needed to succeed in today’s changing world and will open up a wide range of opportunities in employment and for those wishing to continue to study at university. Students will acquire specific and relevant skills in analysis, evaluation, critical thinking, and decision making that can be applied across a broad range of contexts. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Economics A is structured into two themes and consists of two externally examined papers.

Students develop knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in the two themes. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.

This course will help students to develop the skills understanding economics. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics, to understand that economic behaviour can be needed to succeed in today’s changing world and will open up a wide range of opportunities in employment and for those wishing to continue to study at university....

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Course Content

AS Level Economics Unit 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • The nature of economics.
  • How markets work.
  • Market failure.
  • Government intervention.

AS Level Economics Unit 2 : The UK Economy- Performance and Policies

This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Measures of economic performance.
  • Aggregate demand.
  • Aggregate supply.
  • National income.
  • Economic growth.
  • Macroeconomic objectives.

AS Level Economics Assessment

There will be two written exam papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2 to be taken at one sitting, each paper is 50% of total marks for this qualification.

AS Level Economics Paper 1: Introduction to markets and market failure (code: 8ECO/01)
Externally assessed
Availability: May/June
50% of the total AS marks

Overview

Paper 1 will assess microeconomics and questions will be drawn from Unit 1.

AS Level Economics Paper 2: The UK economy – performance and policies (code 8EC0/02)

Externally assessed
Availability: May/June
50% of the total AS marks

Overview

Paper 2 will assess macroeconomics and questions will be drawn from Unit 2.

AS Level Economics Unit 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of: The nature of economics. How markets work. Market failure. Government intervention. AS Level Economics Unit 2 : The UK Economy- Performance and...

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Flexible, 1 year

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£215.00

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Entry Requirements

Although the AS Level Economics programmes build on the course content of GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking an AS Level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literacy and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE. Please note that full tutor support is still provided throughout your course duration.

All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Although the AS Level Economics programmes build on the course content of GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking an AS Level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literacy and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE. Please note that full tutor support is still provided throughout your course...

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