IGCSE Economics

Benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Economics

Our Cambridge IGCSE Economics homeschooling course will enable your child to better understand the world around them – from discussions in the news, to how large corporations work, to why you have to pay so much money for gold or for diamonds. It will also give them a set of critical thinking tools to approach any problem they encounter. They will learn to analyse data, to understand patterns, to read and create concise and useful graphs. Studying Economics can also open interesting career paths – from working in business, to helping NGOs find sustainable development solutions.

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

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of IGCSE subjects.

Cambridge IGCSE Economics student

Key topics covered in the course

  • Allocation of resources
  • How the market works
  • The individual as producer, consumer and borrower
  • The private firm as producer and employer
  • Role of government in the economy
  • Economic indicators
  • Trends in developed and developing economies

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE do not expect learners starting this course to have previously studied Economics.
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete the course plus additional time for completing assignments. 150 hours is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
Cambridge IGCSE Economics

The syllabus and exam

•   The course will prepare your child for Cambridge (CAIE) Economics, syllabus 0455 or 0987;

Paper 1

Multiple choice: 45 minutes, (30% of the total marks)

Paper 2

Structured questions: 2 hours and 15 minutes, (70%)

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

All of our IGCSE 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 sample

Course Fees

The fee for IGCSE Economics is £545 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £515. 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).

Ailbhe Farren

Ross Logan

Subjects: Economics
We are so thrilled with Demi and her results using this program. Thank you and all Demi’s teachers and Manager for all their help. Wolsey Hall is an awesome program.
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Michelle Evan, IGCSE Homeschooling Parent

Zimbabwe

I’ve found no better place to discover my potential as a learner than at Wolsey Hall Oxford. The time I have spent working towards completing my secondary education with them has been very encouraging and gratifying. I’ve received such a great amount of support. To add to this, I’ve been happy to discover that the subjects I once thought impossible are the ones I’ve grown to love and do well in. Amazing doesn’t even sum it up for me, it’s been a truly outstanding part of my journey.

Zenzele Memela – IGCSE Student

South Africa

My son James was homeschooled and we chose Wolsey Hall to support him. The learning material was clear and concise and he was buoyed by the knowledge that support was only an email away. They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Well, James did a clean sweep of A* and A’s. Job done. Thanks Wolsey Hall.
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Rachel Fox, IGCSE Parent

UK

Thank you very much for your assistance, and I just want to say that homeschooling Sophie and her sister Helene has been made so much easier by your organization’s involvement – the tutors have been fabulous and the course presentation very easy to follow.
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Jeff Hennig, IGCSE Homeschooling Parent,

USA

Wolsey Hall Oxford’s IGCSE courses are excellent for students who wish to homeschool. The step by step programme of study, with designated textbooks and online resources ensured that my daughter understood the concepts and their application in a logical manner. She also benefitted from completing the assignments and past exam papers. She worked hard… asking questions, getting feedback from her Tutors and sharpening her exam technique. Without the Wolsey Hall Oxford programme, she would not have achieved her fantastic results (six A*’s in her IGCSEs in 2016).
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Andrew Yeoh, IGCSE Homschooling Parent

Australia