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Economics

Economics

 

Economics is a social science that attempts to explain how the actions and decisions of firms, consumers and workers and governments affect the operation of the economy.  It plays a huge role in our daily lives; it has links to international affairs and politics and is a subject that is often debated and discussed.  It requires a fair deal of analysis and includes topics such as supply and demand, growth, inflation, globalisation and exchange rates.

 

GCSE: 25% A* - A, 73% A*-C (Summer 2016)
AS Business Studies ALPS 3 (Summer 2016)
A2 Business Studies ALPS 2 (Summer 2016)
AS and A2 Economics ALPS 3 (Summer 2016)

The ALPS above puts us in the outstanding category when compared to providers of the same qualification nationally.

 

 

A Level Economics

Yr 12 Content

Assessment for AS Level

Total marks

Examination length

% of assessment

Theme 1:

Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

 

Paper 1:  Questions drawn from Theme 1

- Section A: multiple-choice and short-answer questions

- Section B: one data response question broken down into a number of parts, each including one extended open response question

 

 

80

 

 

1½ hour

 

50% of AS

 

Theme 2:

 The UK economy – performance and policies

Paper 2: Questions drawn from Theme 2

- Section A: multiple-choice and short-answer questions

- Section B: one data response question broken down into a number of parts, each including one extended open response question

 

 

80

 

 

1½ hour

 

50% of AS

 

Yr 13 Content

Assessment for full A Level

Total marks

Examination length

% of assessment

Theme 3:

 Business behaviour and the labour market

Paper 1:    Questions drawn from Theme 1 and Theme 3

 - Section A: multiple-choice and short-answer questions

- Section B: one data response question

- Section C: one extended open response question (choice of one from two)

 

100

2 hours

35% of A level

 

Theme 4:

 A global perspective

Paper 2:    Questions drawn from Theme 2 and Theme 4

 - Section A: multiple-choice and short-answer questions

- Section B: one data response question

- Section C: one extended open response question (choice of one from two)

 

100

 

2 hours

35% of A level

 

Paper 3: Questions drawn from all themes. Two data response questions broken down into a number of parts, each including one extended open response question.

 

100

2 hours

30% of A level

 

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