Getting Started Introduction to AQA A-Level Economics

This free online course provides all new AQA A-Level Economics students with a useful introduction to the structure of the course, assessment skills and how students are assessed!

  • 1-2 hours learning time
  • 10 course steps

About this course

Who it's for

All students starting their AQA A-Level Economics course

Course series

Getting Started

Course outline

Work your way through these 10 short videos to discover the key things you need to know as you start your AQA A-Level Economics course!

  • What is economics?
  • Important economic concepts
  • Economics in the UK and globally
  • How AQA A-Level Economics is structured
  • How your A-Level Economics is assessed
  • What the AQA examiners are looking for - assessment objectives
  • Introduction to the wider skills needed
  • Quantitative skills - more detail
  • Context and application skills - more detail
  • Essential study skills for success


  • Ruth Tarrant

    Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible for teachers and students.

  • Jon Clark

    Jon is an experienced Economics and Business teacher, author and presenter. Jon also leads tutor2u's innovative work in online teaching and learning.

  • Cathy Williams

    Cathy is an experienced Head of Department and ex-Treasury economist. She is the author of many Tutor2U resources and a regular contributor to Economics Today. Alongside, Cathy sits on the local Young Enterprise Board and specialises in producing and delivering a wide range of careers and work related resources and programmes.

Free course

You get full and unlimited access to the course content and features.

What's included?

  • 1-2 hours learning time
  • 10 course steps
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
  • Track your progress
  • Device-friendly learning platform

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