Exam Board Specification: EDEXCEL
How the course is assessed
Description of course
Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure – focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
Theme 2: The UK economy –performance and policies - focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
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:
Theme 4: A global perspective - This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an understanding of:
Higher education, future careers and progression routes
Economics is highly regarded by employers, leading to a wide variety of professions in industry, commerce and the public service sector which command the higher salaries and better prospects. Concerning higher education institutions, Economics A’ Level is an excellent lead-in to a degree in Economics, which is often combined with Politics, Business, Accounting, or a language.
2016 Examination success rates:
Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for A Level courses, that is, a GCSE grade 4 or higher in English Language, grade 5 or higher in Maths (point score of 44.5 or higher).
In order to be a successful Economics student the reading of newspapers and economic journals is essential. Students will have to bring into exam answers information / evidence they have read in the press.
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