Final assessment: an update on A level Economics and Business

Fri Dec 05 14:24:00 UTC 2014

Find out about the closest specifications to our A level Economics and Business, which will have its final assessment in 2016.

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Final assessment

The current A level Economics and Business specification was accredited against both the A level Economics and A level Business Studies subject criteria. This was not possible for the new specifications; therefore our newly accredited AS and A level Economics B specification is the closest specification for current A level Economics and Business centres to move to.

The announcement from Ofqual on 2 December 2014, provides the opportunity to offer this until 2017 if awarding organisations wish to; however, as there will be no direct replacement for A level Economics and Business, we can confirm that its final assessment will be 2016.

Transitioning to new qualifications

The transition from A level in Economics and Business may be to the new AS and A level Economics B specification, available from September 2015.

Alternatively, the new AS and A level Business specification and the new AS and A level Economics A specification are also available from September 2015.

Further information

Please get in touch with Colin Leith, Subject Advisor for Business and Economics at TeachingEconomics@pearson.com.

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