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AS/A2 Level Economics at Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College

Course description

A-level Economics helps students:

  • develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider political and social environment
  • develop an understanding of a range of concepts and acquire an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts
  • develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful 'economist's mind'
  • practice skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life
  • develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life
  • apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena
  • analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.

 

Course content

4 units:

Markets and Market Failure, The National Economy, Business Economics and the Distribution of Income, The National and International Economy

Entry requirements

Grade C or above at GCSE in Mathematics and English

Assessment

 

Unit 1 – ECON1 Economics: Markets and Market Failure

1 hour 15 minutes examination - 75 marks (100 UMS)

Section A: 25 compulsory objective test items (25 marks)

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

(50 marks)

Unit 2 – ECON2 Economics: The National Economy

1 hour 15 minutes examination - 75 marks (100 UMS)

Section A: 25 compulsory objective test items (25 marks)

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

(50 marks)

Unit 3 – ECON3 Economics: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

2 hour examination - 80 marks (100 UMS)

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

(40 marks) 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. (40 marks)

Unit 4 – ECON4 Economics: The National and International Economy

2 hour examination - 80 marks (100 UMS)

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

(40 marks) 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. (40 marks)

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 2140

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