In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail. You will also consider the role of government and the UK economy.
In Theme 3 and Theme 4 you will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better. You will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances. You will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.
Short answer, data response and essay questions on markets and business behaviour – this is the content you study in Themes 1 and 3.
Short answer, data response and essay questions on the national and global economy – this is the content you study in Themes 2 and 4.
The questions in the examination – data response and essay questions – cover concepts and theory from the whole of the course.
In order to study Economics at A Level you need a Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.
Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families, to the structures created by governments and firms. An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices.