WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL ECONOMICS?
Cambridge A Level Economics will give you an in-depth understanding of the impact of economics on societies around the world, as well as an appreciation of how the market economy influences national and international policy. A detailed analysis of the European Union will also help prepare you for a variety of career opportunities.
You will learn how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements clearly.
At the end of this stimulating A Level home study Economics course you will have a solid basis on which to build a career in Banking, Finance or Government. But studying Economics at A Level can also open up a whole host of other career and further study opportunities in areas such as Advertising, Business, Journalism and Management Consultancy.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TO ENROL?
Some universities advise that combinations of A Level subjects with similar content should be avoided. For example if you propose studying Economics and Business you are advised to contact universities before making decisions about subject combinations that include both these subjects. There is no prior knowledge requirements for A level Economics, however, all students must have a GCSE/IGCSE in English Language and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.
THE SYLLABUS AND THE EXAM
The course prepares you for the Cambridge (CIE) A Level syllabus 9708. The full A Level qualification comprises exams at AS and at A Level. Exams take place in March (India only), June and November.
For the AS in Economics you will take: Paper 1: Multiple Choice worth 40% of the AS Level or 20% of the full A Level. (1 hour) Paper 2: Data Response and Essay worth 60% of the AS Level or 30% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
For the full A Level qualification, in addition to the AS papers above, you will take: Paper 3: Multiple Choice worth 15% of the full A Level. (1 hour and 15 minutes) Paper 4: Data Response and Essays worth 35% of the full A Level. (2 hours and 15 minutes)