AS Economics at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Economics A This is structured into two themes :
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
Theme 2: The UK Economy—performance and policies
There are then two exams :
Paper 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure This will assess microeconomics and questions will be drawn from Theme 1.
There are two sections:
Section A involves multiple choice and short answer questions.
Section B comprises one multiple choice question broken down into a number of parts and a choice of one from two extended open response questions.
Paper 2: The UK Economy—Performance and Policies
This will assess macroeconomics and questions will be drawn from Theme 2. There are two sections:
Section A comprises of a range of multiple choice and short answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts. Students also choose one - extended 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 two exams at AS level taken in June 2015.
Paper 1—Introduction to Markets and Market Failure Duration : 1 hour 30 mins. 50% of total qualification.
Paper 2—The UK Economy—Performance and Policies Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes. 50% 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.