|AS Level Economics
||Fully tutor supported
||We can enter you for the exam
|Exams: summer and winter
||Course start anytime
||Exams can be taken at sea
Is this course for you?
- it's specifically designed in a format that allows you to study at your own pace, in your own time
- it's seafarer-friendly, so can be studied anywhere - ashore or at sea
- are aiming to gain a new A Level qualification, or a higher grade at a resit exam
You will have need to have studied AS Classical Civilisation. A general education up to GCSE is adviseable.
- you'll be assigned a personal tutor who is a qualified teacher and available by telephone and email
- we'll handle any administrative queries you may have and look after the exam registration for you
Recommended hours of study
You can work through the modules and assignments at your own speed, as quickly or as slowly as you wish. You should allow about 120-150 hours of study time and extra time for completing assignments. To help you organise your studies we'll provide you with a learning plan which most people find helpful
Content of the course
|Unit 1: Competitive Markets -
How They Work and How They Fail
|Unit 2: Managing the Economy
|What is the nature of economics?
||Measuring economic performance
|Demand for goods or services
||Income and wealth
|Supply of goods and services
|Price of goods and services
|Changes in price
||Price level and equilibrium level or real output
|What determines the wage rate for labour in a market?
||Causes, costs and constraints on economic growth
|Why do some markets fail?
||Macroeconomic objectives of governments
|How do governments atempt to correct market failure?
||Conflicting macroeconomic policies
|What is government failure?
The following textbook is essential for this course:
A Level Economics for Edexcel by A Anderton, published by Longman 5th edition 2008 (ISBN 9781405892285)
The Marine Society can happily provide this and other books at a competitive price.
We can enter you for the exam when the time comes.
The cost of entering the exam is not included in the basic plan. However, if you are intending to sit the exam (and most people are), you'll find it cheaper to purchase the premium plan because this includes the cost of the exam entry.
The A2 assessment consists of two written examinations and coursework as follows:
- A2 Unit 3 (6EC03): Business Economics and Economic Efficiency
1 hour and 30 minutes examination - consisting of supported multiple-choice questions (worth 32 marks) and one data response question out of a choice of two questions (woth 40 marks).
This exam is worth 40% of the A2 marks.
- A2 Unit 4 (6EC04): the Global Economy
2 hours examination - consisting of one essay question with two parts from a choice of three topic areas (worth 50 marks) and one data response question out of a choice of two questions (worth 50 marks).
This exam is worth 60% of the A2 marks.
You can obtain grades A*- E
Please check your specification as deails may be subject to change by the awarding body.
We exist to serve seafarers. Included are all who make their living from going to sea in whatever capacity with the Royal Navy or British Merchant Navy. Enrolment is also open to Sea Cadets and supporters.
If you're in doubt about your eligibility please contact us.