Economics IGCSE

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Economics is a crucial subject in the modern world and economic issues fill the pages of our newspapers. It is vital to understand “the economy” and this Oxford Home Schooling course will give students all the tools they need to take part in informed debate and perhaps proceed to Economics A-level or put this knowledge to good effect in a business environment.

We are now also enrolling on the new syllabus Economics IGCSE towards exams in Summer 2019 and beyond. This will be under the new Edexcel Syllabus 4EC1.


This Home Educated course is divided into four modules, as follows:

A The Market System

  • Demand and supply
  • The role of the market in solving the economic problem
  • The labour market

B Business Economics

  • Production
  • Competition
  • Public and private sectors

C Government and the Economy

  • Macroeconomic objectives
  • Policies
  • Relationship between objectives and policies

D The Global Economy

  • Globalisation
  • International trade
  • Exchange rates

There are 21 lessons and 7 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs) one of which is a practice exam paper.


For Summer 2018 exams:

Assessment is by one 2-hour 30 minute examination.

For Summer 2019 exams:

  • Paper 1: Microeconomics and Business Economics- 1 hour, 30 minutes. 50%
  • Paper 2: Macroeconomics and the Global Economy- 1 hour, 30 minutes. 50%

Economics IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling”s Economics IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in Economics (4EC0) exams in 2018.

We are also offering the new Edexcel Syllabus 4EC1 for exams in Summer 2019 and beyond.

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.

The course is designed to be accessible to students who have usually studied the core subjects up to and including Key Stage 3 Year 9.

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