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Economics AS/A Level (AQA) at Benton Park School

Course description

The aim of the course is for students to develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider economic and social environment. Students will develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful economists mind which will practise skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life. Students will look at the fundamental forces that affect our lives, such as employment, wages, prices, international trade and poverty, and be able to provide economic arguments to solve problems.

 

Entry requirements

Route 1: Advanced Level Courses

The minimum entry requirement for acceptance on to Advanced Level courses is 5 A* - C preferably including English and Maths. Within this route most students would choose 4 subjects to study in Year 12 and retain 3 subjects in Year 13. This year it may be possible to study 5 subjects in Year 12.

Route 2: Level 3 Applied courses (BTEC or Diploma)

The minimum entry requirement for acceptance on to Level 3 courses is 4 A* - C (or equivalent) preferably including English and Maths. These courses are equivalent to 2 or more A level subjects. Students would usually choose 1 or 2 A level subjects alongside the Level 3 course. Re-sits in English and Maths are offered where required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

AS

Unit 1: Markets & Market Failure

25% of A Level

Exam Length: 1hr 15min

When: June 2014

Exam Content: 25 Multiple Choice & 1 data response

Unit Content: Provides an introduction to the nature of economics and the basic economic problem

 

Unit 2: The National Economy

25% of A Level

Exam Length: 1hr 15min

When: June 2014

Exam Content: 25 Multiple Choice & 1 data response

Unit Content: Introduces the key measures of economic performance, how the economy works and the main objectives and policy instruments to influence the economy

 

A2

Unit 3: Business Economics & The Distribution Of Income

25% of A Level

Exam Length: 2 Hours

When: June 2015

Exam Content: 1 data response & 1 essay

Unit Content: Examination of competition, firms behaviour and government intervention, the labour market and wage determination

 

Unit 4: The National & International Economy

25% of A Level

Exam Length: 2 Hours

When: June 2015

Exam Content: 1 data response & 1 essay

Unit Content: Extension of Unit 2 in a European and global context

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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