A Level Economics

Key Information

Examination Board Cambridge International Examinations
Syllabus Code 9708
Entry Requirements IGCSE Grade B in Business Studies (desirable but not essential) and Mathematics Grade B.

Introduction

Through the Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics syllabus, learners study how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgments clearly. Students with a background in Business, Maths and Geography will be especially well placed to access this course.

Course Content

The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Learners also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.

Assessment

AS Paper 1 – 1 hr 30 multiple choice questions (Core)  20%

AS Paper 2 – 1 hr 30

(a) Data response (Core) 15%

(b) Structured essay (Core) 15%

A2 Paper 3 – 1 hr 30 multiple choice questions (Supplement)  15%

A2 Paper 4 – 2 hrs 15

(a) Data response (Supplement)

(b) Essays (Supplement)

Careers and Progression

Economics is a well-respected academic subject that leads to a broad number of options at University and beyond. Success at Masters level can lead to lucrative careers in Finance, Banking and Consultancy.

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