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A Level Economics [ODL] 295.00

A Level in Economics (AS/A2)

Course Synopsis :
Oxford College ODL offer this full A Level course in Economics. On completion of your two part course you will cover :

Managing the Economy
Industrial Economics
Labour Markets
UK in the Global Market Place
Course Content :

Unit 1: Markets - how they work
The nature of economics
Specialisation and trade
Resource allocation in different markets
Supply and demand
Elasticities and price determination
Applications of supply and demand analysis
Government intervention in markets

Unit 2: Markets - why they fail
Causes of market failure
Public, merit and demerit goods
Remedies for market failure
Government failure

Unit 3: Managing the economy
Indicators of economic performance
Economic growth
Aggregate demand and supply
The equilibrium level of real output
Macroeconomic policy objectives
Policy objectives and policies

Unit 4: Industrial economics
The birth and growth of firms
Motives of firms and efficiency
Comparisons of market structures
Market behaviour
Competition policy and regulation of privatised industries

Unit 5A: Labour markets
Supply and demand for labour
Wage determination and wage differentials
Labour market failure
Government intervention in labour markets
Changes in labour markets
Income and wealth distribution and poverty

Unit 5B: Economic development
Indicators of development
Causes of economic growth in developing countries
Costs and benefits of economic growth
Constraints on economic growth
Development strategies
Sources of external finance

Unit 6: The UK in the global economy
Trade liberalisation and protectionism
The balance of payments and exchange rates
International competitiveness
The European Union
Public expenditure and taxation
Assessment of policy instruments
Unemployment and inflation

Entry Requirements :
Basic English reading and writing skills, as full tutor support is given.

Study Hours :
Variable by student commitment

Qualification :
AS/A2 - A level in Economics (Edexcel). Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.

International :
If you are based outside the UK, it may be possible to sit your examination through your local British Council, depending on your location. Please contact the examination board EDEXCEL for details on examination centres in your country.

What's Included :
Course completion certificate from Oxford College ODL, postage and packing, unlimited full tutor support. Students are required to arrange and pay for examinations. Details of examination dates and examination enrolment deadlines are included in the 'Student Welcome Pack'.

Additional Information

Course Fee :
295.00 - Full A Level (AS and A2 courses)

Distance Learning A Level Economics Course
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain A Level Economics. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Economics is a flexible and convenient course which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Economics exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Economics course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

With the distance learning A Level Economics course, a personal tutor is available to help you through the course. Additionally, a team of student advisors are only a phone call away.

There is a wide range of distance learning A Level courses to choose from at Learning at Home, each allowing you to study for an A Level at your convenience.

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This product was added to our catalogue on Sunday 22 February, 2004.
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