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A LEVELS  Economics A&B

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel A Level Economics is a comprehensive program structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers. The curriculum is designed to build pupils' knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts, allowing them to apply their knowledge to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in assessments.

Economics A is structured into four themes:

  • Introduction to markets and market failure

  • The UK economy – performance and policies

  • Business behaviour and the labour market

  • A global perspective

Economics B is structured into four themes:

  •  Markets, consumers and firms

  • The wider economic environment

  • The global economy

  • Making markets work

Throughout the program, pupils will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies. They will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate economic situations and trends. The externally examined papers will assess students' comprehension of economic models, ability to analyse data, and aptitude for critical thinking and effective communication of economic arguments.

By completing Pearson Edexcel A Level Economics, pupils develop a strong foundation in economics, acquire analytical and evaluative skills, and gain a global perspective on economic issues. These skills and knowledge are valuable for various career paths, including finance, economics, business, consultancy, and government policy-making.

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