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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IGCSE Course Information

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
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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.
  • We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies.
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The Syllabus and Exam

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

•   The exam comprises two written papers:

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.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge IGCSE Economics is £495 by instalments, or £470 if paid in full.

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Meet Our IGCSE Economics Tutor

  • Ailbhe Farren

    Business & Economics are exciting subjects, allowing you to develop your understanding of the way economies work, focusing on businesses that interest you, while developing skills of analysis and evaluation.

    BA, MA, PGCE Subject: Business Studies, Economics View Profile
  • Paul Bahia

    I support students in their understanding of Maths and Economics through high-quality verbal and written feedback. I get a real sense of achievement when my students achieve their aims.

    BSc, PGCE Subject: Maths & Economics View Profile
  • Ross Logan

    My financial career in London, Zurich and Hong Kong gave me great insight into how markets operated and how different economies functioned. I look forward to sharing this knowledge!

    MA (Oxon) Subject: Economics View Profile

Michelle Evan, Homeschooling Parent, Zimbabwe

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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