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Economics AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

Economics combines well with Politics, History, English and Mathematics as well as subjects within Business & ICT.

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

Students build knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in Themes 1 and 2, and then build on this and apply their knowledge to more complex concepts and models in Themes 3 and 4 (A Level only).

Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessments and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in English Language and Mathematics.


AS Only

  • Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
    50% weighting
  • The UK economy – performance and policies
    50% weighting

A Level Full Course

  • Markets and business behaviour
    35% weighting
  • The national and global economy
    35% weighting
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
    30% weighting

Future opportunities

This qualification will equip you equally for the world of work or to move on to further/higher education. Careers in engineering or accounting. Higher education opportunities would include Oxbridge and the London School of Economics and a range of colleges and universities to study Economics, Law, Accounting or for a management degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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