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A-levels (16-18 year olds)

At Colour Learning we specialise in preparing candidates for their A-level examinations (January and June where applicable). Our focus is on delivering the syllabus in a clear and concise manner for our students through Group or 1 to 1 tuition as well as providing them with training on examination technique, which is increasingly neglected by many schools.

Our Tutors are comfortable preparing students on the UK's main examination boards including EDEXCEL, OCR, AQA, WJEC, CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

If you have any further queries, or if your subject is not listed on our page, please email us at [email protected] and we will be delighted in trying to help you further where possible.

The Economics A-level

The Economics A-level is split into 4 Modules across two years, two Microeconomics modules and two macroeconomic modules. They are assessed across three exams, a microeconomics exam, a macroeconomics exam and one synoptic exam which includes both microeconomics and macroeconomics topics.
Below you can see the Economics Subject Content for three major examination boards in the UK:

Pearson Edexcel A

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and markets failure

This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • nature of economics
  • how markets work
  • market failure
  • government intervention.

Theme 2: The UK economy - performance and policies

This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • measures of economic performance
  • aggregate demand
  • aggregate supply
  • national income
  • economic growth
  • macroeconomic objectives and policy.

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

This theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics.
Students will develop an understanding of:

  • business growth
  • business objectives
  • revenues, costs and profits
  • market structures
  • labour market
  • government intervention.

Theme 4: A global perspective

This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme w and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an understanding of::

  • international economics
  • poverty and inequality
  • emerging and developing economies
  • the financial sector
  • role of the state in the macroeconomy.

OCR Economics

Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Economics.

Content Overview

Components 01 will assess:

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • The role of markets
  • Business objectives
  • Market structures
  • The labour market

Components 02 will assess:

  • Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
  • Economic policy objectives
  • Implementing policy
  • The global context
  • The financial sector

In component 03 students will draw together their knowledge and skills to answer questions from across all content areas.

Assessment Overview



80 marks

2 hour written paper

33.33% of total
A level



80 marks

2 hour written paper

33.33% of total
A level

Theme in economics*


80 marks

2 hour written paper

33.33% of total
A level

AQA Economics

Subject Content

Individuals, firms, markets and market failure

  1. Economic methodology and the economic problem

  2. Individual economic decision making

  3. Price determination in competitive market

  4. Production, costs and revenue

  5. Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly

  6. The labour market

  7. The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

  8. The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets.

    The national and international economy

  9. The measurement of macroeconomic performance

  10. How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts

  11. Economic performance

  12. Financial markets and monetar policy

  13. Fiscal policy and supply-side policies

  14. The international economy

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Tutor Interviews

Basit Kirmani, BA MA* (University of Cambridge)
I am an A-level Economics Tutor. I have a BA & MA from the University of Cambridge (Queens' College). I am also an Examiner for A-level for Edexcel and also teach AQA and OCR.
All modules across all UK examination boards for Micro and Macro components at AS and A-level.
I graduated from the University of Cambridge where I read Social and Political Sciences, Law and Management. I am a BA MA Graduate.I have been Teaching in London for the last 8 years and I am the founder of Colour Learning and an official examiner for Edexcel and the former Head of Economics and Business Studies at Regent Independent College and Burlington College in Harrow, Rayners Lane & Edgware.
12 years Tutoring experience of getting A-level students into Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities including University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, UCL, Kings College, Royal Holloway, Bristol, Queen Mary's, Cardiff, University of Birmingham and University of Manchester, SOAS and more.
Classes take place at 83 Baker Street, London, W1U 6AG at the Colour Learning office. Home Visits may be possible depending on timetabling.
I am available throughout the year.
The London Tuition Centre, (Formerly) Regent Learning Group, Colour Learning, Colour Economics, Edexcel Examiner, The Tutor Pages, Tavistock Tutors.
If you are serious about your education and want to achieve higher exam results, please do get in touch. I am confident that I can help you achieve better grades. In 2020/2021 my students received excellent results and testimonials are available here -

Please email [email protected] for further information or if you would like to discuss our rates and teacher availability for Economics lessons.