A2 Economics at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Economics A.
The course is structured into four themes:
Theme 1 : Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
Theme 2 : The UK Economy—performance and policies
Theme 3 : Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
Theme 4 : A Global Perspective
There are then 3 exam papers:
Paper 1 Markets and Business Behaviour
This will assess Microeconomics and questions will be drawn from Themes 1 and 3. The paper includes Multiple choice, short answer questions, data response and open response questions from a choice of two.
Paper 2: The National and Global Economy
This paper will assess macroeconomics and questions will be drawn from Themes 2 and 4.The paper includes Multiple choice, short answer questions, data response and open response questions from a choice of 2.
Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
This will assess content across all 4 Themes. The paper has two sections and each section comprises one data response question broken up into a number of parts and a open response question from a choice of two.
You will need at least a Grade B in both GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. You must be confident about numerical concepts and graphs. You do not have to have studied Business Studies or Economics at GCSE in order to study A level Economics.
There are three exams at A level
Paper 1—Markets and Business Behaviour Duration 2 hours. 35% of the total qualification.
Paper 2—The National and Global Economy Duration 2 hours . 35% of the total qualification
Paper 3—Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Duration 2 hours. 30% of the total qualification.
Most students taking A level Economics intend to go to university, and many take subjects unrelated to Economics. However, a significant number continue to study Economics at degree level, or combine Economics with another subject such as Politics, or choose from a range of related subjects such as Management, Accounts etc. Economists are employed in a wide range of areas including advisory roles in government and business.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School directly.