At A Level, we follow the Edexcel A specification. This fully prepares students for undergraduate study in many commercial areas such as Economics, Business, Finance, Accounting, and Banking degree courses. During the first year of study, students are given the opportunity to build up their knowledge of micro-economic and macro-economic dimensions, culminating in an AS examination which is split 50% micro-economics and 50% macro-economics. Question types are multiple choice, short question, case study and short essay (for which a choice exists). All the knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation skills and techniques learnt in Year 12 are then built upon and extended in Year 13 and the A Level examination consists of three papers: 30% micro-economics, 30% macro-economics and 40% combined micro-economics and macro-economics. Question types are multiple choice, short question, case study and long essay (for which a choice exists). Throughout the course, students are assessed on their ability to understand knowledge, apply knowledge, analyse knowledge, and evaluate knowledge.
Economics Curriculum Narrative and Map
For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Economics Curriculum Narrative and Map.
Economics Example Schemes of Learning
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The department offers a range of opportunities for enrichment. These range from guest speakers from the Financial Sector to a previous Secretary of State for International Development to day trips to places such as Citibank in Docklands and the Bank of England. We also offer commercial and management workshops from respected organisations, such as PWC.
Opportunities for learning outside of the classroom are encouraged as our subject is always in the news and current affairs. Students benefit from a free subscription to the Financial Times enabling them to access interactive resources to support their progress.
AS and A Level specifications – Edexcel A website: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/economics-a-2015.html
Latest news: www.bbc.co.uk/news
Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/people/monetary-policy-committee
Tutor2U Revision materials: https://www.tutor2u.net/
Financial Times Schools: https://www.ft.com/ft-schools
Daily newspaper: https://www.theguardian.com/uk
The Economist magazine: https://www.economist.com/
Online learning platform: https://app.senecalearning.com/teacher/classes
International data and comparisons: https://www.oecd.org/