A-Level Economics Course – Edexcel


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    This online self study A-Level Economics course covers the brand new specification.  This full A-Level economics course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. There are no set term times and no enrolment dates, giving you the opportunity to adapt your studies around work and family commitments.

    The course covers:

    • Develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider economic and social environment
    • Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and acquire an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts
    • Develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’, practise skills and qualities attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life
    • Develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life
    • Apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena
    • Analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it

    Qualification: A-Level Economics
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Edexcel Specification: Code 9ECO
    Exams: Fully Flexible 
    Type of Study: Study online  – Self Study

    This course is also available as a Fast Track A Level Economics option allowing learners to complete in under a year. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.

    Introduction To Markets and Market Failure
    The UK Economy – Performance And Policies
    Business Behaviour and The Labour Market
    A Global Perspective

    View Official Edexcel specification here

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this A-Level economics course.

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 24 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


    The Edexcel A-Level Economics course exam is available in May/June each year. It is assessed over 3 exam papers:

    Paper 1 9EC0/01 – 2-hour exam
    Paper 2 9EC0/02 – 2-hour exam
    Paper 3 9EC0/03 – 2-hour exam

    Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official Edexcel approved examination centres here 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 



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    Once course access has been provided you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have opted to finance your course with Payl8r finance you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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