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Sixth Form: Economics

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Economics

 

Course Title

Department

Head of Department

Economics

Business Education

Gareth Williams

 

 

 

 

Course Information: A level Economics A (Edexcel 2015)

Assessment Outline

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/economics-a-2015.html

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Economics A is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers each lasting 2 hours.

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure, this theme focuses on microeconomic concepts.

Theme 2: The UK economy, this theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts.

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market, this theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics.

Theme 4: A global perspective, this theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context.

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour. This will be drawn from Themes 1 and 3.

Paper 2: The national and global economy. This will be drawn from themes 2 and 4.

In both papers, section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions.  Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts.  Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two.

Paper 3 will assess content across all four themes. The paper comprises two sections and each section comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two.

Associated Documents
PDF Document Economics Bridging Unit 2018

Economics Bridging Unit 2018

PDF link: http://www.tbshs.org/docs/4122-EconomicsBridgingU.docx