A Level Economics
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Economics is the study of how society allocates it scarce resources between competing uses.
Economics is a useful subject to support further study in a variety of areas, e.g. journalism and law, but is also a key element of subjects such as marketing, finance, accounting and insurance. Of course, the subject remains a key area of knowledge and understanding for all future citizens, consumers and producers.
Economics is a lively subject; study usually involves opportunities to participate in visits to conferences, visits to the City of London, competitions, individual and group presentations and access to the local business community.
Frequently studied alongside Mathematics, Geography and English, but increasingly with a wide spread of other subjects. Economics is becoming an essential element of study in a variety of HE courses from Law to Engineering, including of course Business/Management.
How will it be delivered?
Method of Assessment
For the AS Course students will sit 2 written exams, both last for 1 hour 30 minutes. Each Paper makes up 50% of the AS Qualification:
Paper 1: Component of markets and Market Failure. This paper includes multiple choice questions, and 1 data response question from a choice of 2.
Paper 2: The national economy in a global context. This paper includes multiple choice questions and 1 data response question from a choice of 2.
For the A-level course students will sit 3 exams, both last for 2 hours. Each paper makes up 33.3% of the total A-level:
Paper 1: Component of market and Market Failure. This paper includes 1 data response question from a choice of 2 and 1 essay from a choice of 3.
Paper 2: National and international economy. This paper includes 1 data response question from a choice of 2 and 1 essay from a choice of 3.
Paper 3: Economic principles and issues: This paper includes multiple choice questions and 1 case study with questions.
5 in English Language and 5 in Maths, or a 6 in Economics