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Economics at Richard Hale School

Course description

Exam Body: AQA

What students can expect of the course

  • Students on this course will learn how to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
  • How to apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena.
  • How to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.
  • Course content

    Unit 1 - ECON1

    50% of AS, (25%)

    1 hour 15 minutes examination

    Economics: Markets and Market Failure

    Section A: 25 compulsory objective test items

    Section B: Two optional data response questions are set; candidates answer one.

    Unit 2 - ECON2

    50% of AS, (25%)

    1 hour 15 minutes examination

    A2 Examinations

    Economics: The National Economy

    Section A: 25 compulsory objective test items

    Section B: Two optional data response questions are set; candidates answer one.

    Unit 3 - ECON3

    25% of A Level

    2 hour examination

    Economics: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

    Section A: Two optional data response questions are set; candidates answer one.

    One question will always relate to the global context and the other to the European Union context.

    Section B: Three optional essay questions are set; candidates answer one.

    Unit 4 - ECON4

    25% of A Level

    2 hour examination

    Economics: The National and International Economy

    Section A: Two optional data response questions are set; candidates answer one.

    One question will always relate to the global context and the other to the

    European Union context.

    Section B: Three optional essay questions are set; candidates answer one.

    Entry requirements

    No prior subject knowledge is required. However, an interest in current affairs is essential. A grade B in both English and Maths are recommended as much of the course requires a mathematical approach and the examination requires an ability to write essays.

    Assessment

    Please see above for details.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Hale School directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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