Sixth Form (A Levels)

Online A Level Economics


Our online Economics A Level course provides students with the tools and framework needed to dissect and understand the intricacies of modern economies. Crafted around the Cambridge GCE A Level Economics syllabus, this A Level Economics online course offers not only a highly valued qualification but also a foundational understanding of key economic theories and pressing global issues. With lifelong skills honed through this course, students are exceptionally well-prepared for further academic studies and a wide range of professional careers.


Homework, Assessment and Reporting

Students taking our A Level Economics course online are held to a high academic standard, with the expectation of completing at least one piece of homework per subject each week. A pivotal aspect of success is the diligent revision of notes to consolidate learning after each lesson. As a best practice, we recommend an hour of independent study for every hour spent in class.

Our evaluation process consists of Level 5 internal assessments in June and Level 6 internal mock assessments in November and March. Subsequently, comprehensive reports are issued that capture both grades for attainment and effort, accompanied by insightful written comments from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher. These reports are released at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5, and following the mock assessments in the Autumn and Spring terms for Level 6.

Parental Involvement

We strongly encourage parents to stay actively involved in their child’s educational journey. Our unique family Teams account allows parents to communicate directly with teachers and receive regular updates, offering more detailed tracking of student progress than what is possible through an annual parent consultation evening.

Embark on an engaging intellectual journey with our A Level Economics online course and build a solid foundation for your academic and professional future.

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The course will follow the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) 9708 specifications.

The course will be based on the textbooks recommended for the CIE A Levels.

This specification is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded, allowing learners to have a grasp of key topics giving a firm basis from which to springboard into university studies and beyond.

1. Basic economic ideas and resource allocation

  • Scarcity, choice and opportunity cost
  • Positive and normative statements
  • Factors of production
  • Resource allocation in different economic systems and issues of transition
  • Production possibility curves
  • Money
  • Classification of goods and services

2. The price system and the micro economy

  • Demand and supply curves
  • Price elasticity, income elasticity and cross-elasticities of demand
  • Price elasticity of supply
  • Interaction of demand and supply
  • Market equilibrium and disequilibrium
  • Consumer and producer surplus

3. Government microeconomic intervention

  • Maximum and minimum prices
  • Taxes (direct and indirect)
  • Subsidies
  • Transfer payments
  • Direct provision of goods and services
  • Nationalisation and privatisation

4. The macro economy

  • Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply analysis
  • Inflation
  • Balance of payments
  • Exchange rates
  • The terms of trade
  • Principles of absolute and comparative advantage
  • Protectionism

5. Government macro intervention

  • Types of policy: fiscal, monetary and supply side policy
  • Policies to correct balance of payments disequilibrium
  • Policies to correct inflation and deflation
a level economics components

a level economics components

No textbook is mandatory as all required reading material will be provided. However, if you wish to purchase a textbook, the following is recommended:

Cambridge International AS & A Level Economics Coursebook, by Colin Bamford and Susan Grant

It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange their child’s examinations; our teachers will provide all the support required. Most students will sit their examination papers at a school or college who accept private candidates. Some students sit their examinations at private examination centres.

If you are intending to study A Level Economics, we recommend that you spend some time in the summer holidays preparing. Here are some suggested activities:


YouTube video – Macroeconomics- Everything You Need to Know

YouTube video – Microeconomics – Everything You Need to Know

Documentary on YouTube – The End of Poverty

Documentary on YouTube – Karl Marx and Marxism


Article from The Economist – Economists are turning to culture to explain wealth and poverty

Article from The Economist – What harm do minimum wages do?

What do students gain from the A Level Economics online course?

The A Level Economics online course by Cambridge provides students with an in-depth understanding of how modern economies function. It equips them with lifelong skills and lays a strong foundation for higher studies, such as a university degree.

What is the syllabus for the Economics A Level online course?

The course adheres to the Cambridge International Exam (CIE) 9708 specifications. The curriculum is based on recommended textbooks for CIE A Levels and is designed to give learners a well-rounded understanding of key economic principles and issues.

What is the assessment process for the online Economics A Level?

In the sixth form, students are expected to complete at least one homework assignment for each subject every week. In addition, Level 5 internal assessments take place in June, and Level 6 internal mock assessments occur in November and March. Reports are generated twice a year to evaluate students’ performance and progress.

How can parents track progress in the Economics A Level online course?

Parents can use their family Teams account to stay in constant communication with teachers about their child’s progress. This method offers more in-depth tracking compared to a single annual consultation evening, thereby aiding in better student performance.

What makes this Economics A Level course well-regarded among colleges and universities?

The Cambridge A Level Economics syllabus is highly valued and well-regarded because it provides a comprehensive understanding of key economic topics. This makes it an excellent foundation for students planning to progress to a university degree and beyond.

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