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The benefits of studying Cambridge IGCSE Economics

Our Cambridge IGCSE Economics homeschooling course will allow 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 your child 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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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/Hours of Study

  • Our Cambridge IGCSE Economics homeschooling course starts from first principles and assumes no prior knowledge.
  • 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 the Exam

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

•   The exam comprises two written papers:

Paper 1: Multiple choice: 45 minutes, (30% of 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 via instalments (initial payment of £103 and 8 monthly instalments of £49). There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470.

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Meet our IGCSE Economics Tutor

  • 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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