A level Economics

Why 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. 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.

Note that our experienced University Services Adviser can advise on A level courses and all aspects of university entrance including application support and references.


Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

A level Information Event

To find out more about studying A levels with Wolsey Hall Oxford, please join us at our live presentation and question & answer session on Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 11am (UK time).

To book your place, please click the button below and complete our short form.

An image to depict A Level Economics

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 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.

AS level

Paper 1

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)

A level

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)

There are Cambridge exam centres in the UK and over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.

All of our A level courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course samples

Course Fees

The fee for A level Economics is £875 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £830. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

Danielle Elliott

Ailbhe Farren

James Etherton

Ross Logan

Subjects: Economics
Wolsey Hall provided me exactly with what I needed at the time – a flexible, accessible way to study for my IGCSEs. Their Tutors are excellent and were quick to provide thorough and constructive feedback on my assignments, as well as supplying me with important advice and resources on exam technique, ensuring that I was as prepared as possible. I am very pleased with my IGCSE grades – four of which are A*s, then an A and a B. They allowed me to go on to study A Levels, which I would not be doing right now had I not found Wolsey Hall. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a flexible way to study and is perhaps unable to attend a public or private school, or simply wants to ensure a quality learning experience, and is capable of mostly self-motivated learning with the aid of Tutor feedback and online resources.
Union Jack flag

David Fomin, IGCSE Student


I would recommend Wolsey Hall Oxford to anyone considering homeschooling. Each course has plenty of resources on canvas and the course books are very informative. Any questions or help that we needed (preparing and arranging exams etc) have always been dealt with by the friendly tutors and student progress manager. My daughter achieved excellent IGCSE results and is now taking an A Level course.
Union Jack flag

Donna Hogan – IGCSE Parent