A-levels (16-18 year olds)
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The Economics A-level
Below you can see the Economics Subject Content for three major examination boards in the UK:
Pearson Edexcel A
Theme 1: Introduction to markets and markets failure
This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
- nature of economics
- how markets work
- market failure
- government intervention.
Theme 2: The UK economy - performance and policies
This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
- measures of economic performance
- aggregate demand
- aggregate supply
- national income
- economic growth
- macroeconomic objectives and policy.
Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market
This theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics.
Students will develop an understanding of:
- business growth
- business objectives
- revenues, costs and profits
- market structures
- labour market
- government intervention.
Theme 4: A global perspective
This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme w and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an understanding of::
- international economics
- poverty and inequality
- emerging and developing economies
- the financial sector
- role of the state in the macroeconomy.
Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Economics.
Components 01 will assess:
- Introduction to microeconomics
- The role of markets
- Business objectives
- Market structures
- The labour market
Components 02 will assess:
- Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
- Economic policy objectives
- Implementing policy
- The global context
- The financial sector
In component 03 students will draw together their knowledge and skills to answer questions from across all content areas.
2 hour written paper
33.33% of total
2 hour written paper
33.33% of total
Theme in economics*
2 hour written paper
33.33% of total
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
Economic methodology and the economic problem
Individual economic decision making
Price determination in competitive market
Production, costs and revenue
Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
The labour market
The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets.
The national and international economy
The measurement of macroeconomic performance
How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
Financial markets and monetar policy
Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
The international economy
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