Economics A Level

Female Economics Student

The Economics A level is an ideal course for any home educated student looking to learn more about the the world of Economics whether it be for interest or with a specific career in mind.

This course will prepare you thoroughly for the examinations with activities and self assessment tests. Each lesson reflects an individual section of the syllabus and details how it fits into the broader subject of Economics.

As you progress through the eleven tutor-marked assignments your Tutor will give you invaluable feedback and insights into the world of Business.


AS Level (7135)

Module One: The Operation of Markets and Market Failure

Module Two: The National Economy in a Global Context

Part 2: Additional Topics for A level (7136)

Module Three: Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure (2)

Module Four: The National and International Economy


This AS specification is examined for the first time in June 2016 and the ‘A’ level specification is examined for the first time in June 2017. No end date has yet been set.

You are no longer able to carry over your AS exams and count them towards a full A level. An AS level is a stand alone qualification.  All the exams for the A level must be taken in the same Summer sitting.

There are two 90 minute exams for the AS level.

There are three 2 hour exams for the full A level.

The Economics AS and A level course is assessed in May/June each year.


Economics A Level and Home Education FAQs

The Economics Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA examination boards Economics A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are:

AS- 7135

A2- 7136

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the Economics A level course.  This does not have to include Economics  GCSE as the course will take you from first principles.

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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