AQA AS/A Level Economics
Online Study Guru offers an unrivalled online study program for A levels delvered by experienced teachers with examining experience and proven results in their subject area.
All teachers are fully qualified with extensive experience delivering A Level Economics achieving results that consistently place their students in the top 20% national performance.
Students will be scheduled to receive two 90 minute live lessons delivered by zoom to replicate the interactive classroom. Content will be delivered and your questions answered in real time. Weekly assignments will be marked and detailed individual feedback given every half term based on a timed assessment to report on your progress.
Class size 15 students Max
Class size 40 students Max
No live classes
Economics is an entry-point for students into the adult world. It offers an opportunity to discover the meaning of mysterious terms such as inflation, quantitative easing and money supply, to acquire the tools to understand events such as the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit and to start to form your own opinions about government policy in key areas of the economy. Along the way you will develop the skills of analysis, to be able to explain cause and effect between variables, and evaluation where judgements are reached about the advantages and disadvantages of courses of policy action.
The course aims to provide a conceptual understanding of both how markets and firms behave, and how the overall economic system functions at the national level, and in cross-border linkages. This is achieved through encountering economic models, simplified versions of reality, and by conducting comparative statics – comparing an initial situation, to a changed situation after one variable has been altered in the model. This usually involves drawing graphs, around which to build explanations. The contribution of great thinkers such as Smith, Keynes, Marx and Hayek add to this body of knowledge, and more generally the evolution of economic thought, is also a feature of the course.
Key concepts covered include:
- Paper 1 Markets and Market Failure
- Paper 2 National and International Economy
- Paper 3 Economic Principles and Issues
- This is done through a combination of data response, essay and multiple choice questions.
What can the subject prepare me for?
A member of the social science family, Economics combines well with a wide range of other subjects. It can offer a framework to understand the business and financial context of the world around us for those planning a very different and specific career path, such as medicine, engineering or science as well as preparing students for economics, management, business and finance courses at university level.