It’s hard to escape the far-reaching impact of economics. From the cost of goods and taxation levels, to unemployment rates, investment choices and wages, you’ll find economics influences key aspects of business, government and everyday life.
Economics shapes how we allocate limited resources and measures the impact of our choices. Through our AS level Economics online course, with the support of a personal tutor, you’ll study the UK and global economy; using economic theory to analyse issues and present your ideas and conclusions in a clear, logical way.
If you’re pursuing a career in business, finance or politics, this qualification is the perfect choice. It will also build your problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills, in readiness for a wide range of future career and university choices.
How do governments intervene to remedy market failure? What models can we use to predict the impact of different policy decisions? Economics AS level explores big ideas, using an analytical, methodical approach.
Through our AS level Economics online course, you’ll study core aspects of this dynamic subject, including supply and price, markets, government policies and international economics.
Our Economics AS level course is ideal if you:
A range of rewarding careers in fields such as business, banking, finance, insurance, politics, law and data science.
Section 1: Introduction to economics
Section 2: Supply and price
Section 3: Market failure and government intervention
Section 4: The UK economy – performance measures
Section 5: The UK economy – income, growth and policies
Study AS level Economics with us and benefit from:
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Our course tutors
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Amy who is just one of our first-class economics tutors:
“I have been teaching for over ten years and am privileged to say that I have loved every day of my job. Within my teaching I build students security in their own ability, giving them a platform of confidence to make the crucial independent steps towards the very highest grades. I have a first class BA Hons in Economics and a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics. I have tutored students 1:1 both face-to-face and online for many years with great success and always receive positive feedback. I also do a lot of work with exam boards. I have recently moved to Surrey with my children.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £37.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
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Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
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