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Economics A Level at Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School

Course description

The specification is split into microeconomic and macroeconomic issues. Students will acquire competence in quantitative skills that are relevant to the subject content and become familiar with the various types of statistical and other data which are commonly used by economists. Students will learn how to make relevant calculations from economic data and interpret data presented in the form of index numbers. Other relevant quantitative skills include: the construction and use of graphs and the application of statistical measures such as the mean and median. Students will acquire a good knowledge of trends and developments in the economy which have taken place over the past fifteen years. This will develop an awareness of earlier events, where this helps to give recent developments a longer term perspective.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Language

Assessment

AS Level Specification:

Paper 1:- Operation of markets
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 70 marks, 50% of AS
Section A: 20 multiple choice questions worth 20 marks
Section B: data response questions requiring written answers, choice of one from two contexts worth 50 marks
Paper 2:- The national economy in the global context

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 70 marks, 50% of AS
Section A: 20 multiple choice questions worth 20 marks
Section B: data response questions requiring written answers, choice of one from two contexts worth 50 marks

A Level Specification

Paper 1:- Markets and Market Failure
Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level
Section A: data response questions, written answers, choice of one from two contexts, 40 marks
Section B: essay questions, written answers, choice of one from three, 40 marks

Paper 2:- National and International Economy
Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level
Section A: data response questions, written answers, choice of one from two contexts, 40 marks
Section B: essay questions requiring written answers, choice of one from three, 40 marks
Paper 3:- Economic Principles and Issues
Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks, 33.3% of A-level 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 Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2017

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