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Economics A Level at Bishop Stopford's School

Course description

The Economic A Level course is designed to equip students with a knowledge and appreciation of one of the most relevant topics in society today – The Economy; what is going on and why it has happened.

Course content

Topics to be covered during the Economics course include:

1.    Economic methodology and the economic problem

2.    Individual economic decision making

3.    Price determination in a competitive market

4.    Production, costs and revenue

5.    Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly

6.    The labour market

7.    The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

8.    The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets. The national and international economy

9.    The measurement of macroeconomic performance

10.   How the macro economy works: the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts

11.    Economic performance

12.    Financial markets and monetary policy

13.    Fiscal policy and supply-side policies

14.    The international economy

 

A Level Economics assumes students have no prior knowledge of Economics.

Entry requirements

At least Grade B in GCSE English and Mathematics

Assessment

Paper 1: Markets and market failure

What’s assessed

Course content 1 – 8 above

Assessed:

·        Written exam: 2 hours

·        80 marks

·        33.3% of A-level

Questions

•   Section A: data response questions requiring written answers, choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.

•   Section B: essay questions requiring written answers, choice of one from three worth 40 marks.

Paper 2: National and international economy

What’s assessed

Course content 9 – 14 above

Assessed:

·        Written exam: 2 hours

·        80 marks

·        33.3% of A-level

Questions

•   Section A: data response questions requiring written answers, choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.

•   Section B: essay questions requiring written answers, choice of one from three worth 40 marks.

Paper 3: Economic principles and issues

What’s assessed

All course content 1 – 14 above

Assessed:

·        Written exam: 2 hours

·        80 marks

·        33.3% of A-level

Questions

•   Section A: multiple choice questions worth 30 marks.

•   Section B: case study questions requiring written answers, worth 50 marks.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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