A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an Economics IGCSE. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning IGCSE Economics is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning IGCSE Economics Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
Economics is a subject with considerable relevance to current issues. Decisions in this sphere affect most aspects of life. Your studies are designed to cover the basic theory required for examinations at this level, together with up-to-date data required to relate your theory to real life. The overall aim of the course can, then, be said to encourage the development of a basic economic competence which will help the student to play a full part in society.
Objectives of the IGCSE Economics Course
The Edexcel IGCSE in Economics enables students to:
- develop an understanding of economic concepts and apply these concepts to real-life situations.
- interpret and evaluate economic data in order to make reasoned arguments and informed judgements.
- develop an awareness of economic change and its impact on developing and developed economies.
- understand economic issues, problems and possible solutions that affect mixed economies.
- participate effectively in society as citizens, producers and consumers.
Your IGCSE Economics Course:
As an examination, IGCSE, accordingly, puts less stress on purely factual recall. Instead, students are encouraged to develop economic understanding with much greater stress on interpreting data and applying economic theory to real life decision-making.
This course will provide you with the opportunity to experience Economics and is designed to provide a basis for progression to further study in GCE Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Economics.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the IGCSE Economics course is: 1 Year
The Economics international GCSE course is designed to match the Edexcel 4EC0 specification and is divided into four modules, as follows:
- A The Market System
- B Business Economics
- C Government and the Economy
- D The Global Economy
The assessment of this qualification is through an examination paper lasting two hours and 30 minutes, set and marked by Edexcel.
- Single tier of entry.
- The total number of marks available is 120.
- The examination paper consists of four compulsory questions, each worth 30 marks.
- The questions are a mixture of structured, data response, short-answer, multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
- Each question will be based on a particular theme which will relate to one of the four sections of the subject content.
However, due to the nature of economics, there may be some overlap between the questions.
All units are broken down into clear subject topics, and students should spend the amount of time studying for each topic as advised by their course tutor. Each topic module has been written for ease of understanding and topic coverage may be of different length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided.
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Economics and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
At regular intervals throughout the course are lettered Tutor marked assignment tests for assessment (Tests A-F, plus a mock exam, G). These are contained after the relevant lesson, and your answers to them must be submitted to your tutor for assessment. Suggested answers to these tests will be sent to you with your marked paper.
Each of the tests is made up of questions selected from past or specimen examination papers. It is vital that you try to complete these tests in the time limits set and in as close as possible to real examination conditions. Where it was essential to look up notes, please tell your tutor. They are there to help you and can only do so if you keep them fully informed of your problems.
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material in the student support portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs.
Home Study Resources
The course is complete in itself and you do not need to acquire any other textbooks in order to follow the course. However, it is rarely a disadvantage to have read more widely, especially if you are aiming for the top grades (A* to C), so we recommend the following books:
- Alain Anderton: Economics for GCSE (2nd edition) (publishers: Collins Educational ISBN 978-0003274295).
- G F Stanlake: Starting Economics (publishers: Addison Wesley Longman Education; ISBN 978-0582021891).
- Adrian Lyons: Essential Economics (publishers: Hodder and Stoughton: ISBN 978-0340683446)
At this stage of your study of Economics, you do not need to go into many topics in great depth or memorise facts. However, it is a good idea to consult a descriptive book which contains detailed factual descriptions of industries, Stock Exchange, etc. At present the most suitable books for this are:
* C.D. Harbury and R.G. Lipsey: An Introduction to the U.K. Economy Pitman
* P. Donaldson: Guide to the British Economy Pelican
You may find that specific topics in the course prove to be of special interest. Try to follow these up by consulting some of the following books:
- Colin Isaac: Economics Now (Stanley Thornes)
- Frances Williams: The Times on the Economy (Collins Education)
- Daniel Jeffreys, Economics and the Economy (Longman)
Edexcel international GCSE in Economics (4EC0)
Download and view a copy of the Edexcel Syllabus for IGCSE Economics
The full IGCSE course and examinations must be successfully completed to gain the qualification. PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.
Possible Career Path
In combination with other suitable IGCSE entry subjects the course is an ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study Economics, or other related subjects, at AS and A2 level.
This qualification supports progression to:
- Edexcel AS/Advanced GCE in Economics and AS/Advanced GCE in Economics and Business Studies
- Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Business and other qualifications
Our online IGCSE courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the IGCSE Economics home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: IGCSE Awarding Body: Edexcel (www.edexcel.com) Format: Online/Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
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Edexcel has been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 20 years. Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, A levels and International GCSEs, as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills.Their qualifications combine a progressive approach with international content, allowing learners to achieve their full potential in today’s global economy.
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How is the course structured?
The course is designed to match the Edexcel 4EC0 specification and is divided into four comprehensive modules, as follows:
Module One: The Market System
1. The Basic Problems of Economics
2 The Price System - Demand and Supply
3 Equilibrium Price
4 Elasticity of Demand
5 Elasticity of Supply
6 Wages and Employment in a Free Economy
Module Two: Business Economics
8 Economies of Scale
10 Monopoly and Oligopoly
11 Public and Private Sectors
Module Three: Government and the Economy
12 Macroeconomic Objectives (1)
13 Macroeconomic Objectives (2)
14 Government Economic Policy Instruments (1)
15 Government Economic Policy Instruments (2)
Module Four: The Global Economy
17 International Trade (1)
18 International Trade (2)
19 International Trade (3)
20 Exchange Rates
TEST G (Mock Examination Paper)
Suggested Answers to Practice Tests
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the IGCSE Economics home study course is £368.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £295 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £73.75 and then 4 equal payments of £73.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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Online & Paper Version
With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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