A level (2015) Economics B

Thu Oct 16 14:05:00 UTC 2014

The GCE A level (2015) Economics B specification has now been accredited.

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The successor to the GCE (2008) Economics and Business qualification, the A level Economics B specification has origins dating back to the early 1990s and the Nuffield Project, which launched the A level in Economics and Business in 1994. One of the Project's original founders, Nancy Wall, played a big part in the development of the 2015 specification.

The A level Economics B specification is distinct because students are introduced to economic concepts through real-world business contexts.

In Year 12, the course aims to help students start to make sense of the world and the content of the first year can be assessed in 2 AS papers.

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Specification

Theme 1

Markets, consumers and firms

Theme 2

The wider economic environment

AS assessment

 Paper 1

Markets, consumers and firms 

Paper 2

The wider economic environment

In Year 13, the course encourages a deeper and broader (global) appreciation of the economic and business world. The A level assessment, at the end of Year 13, assesses the whole 2 years. 

 Specification

Theme 1

Markets, consumers and firms

Theme 2

The wider economic environment

Specification

Theme 4

Making markets work

Theme 3

The global economy

  

A level assessment

Paper 1

Markets and how they work

Paper 2

Competing in the global economy

A level assessment

Paper 3

The economic environment and business

Paper 3 encourages students to engage in some independent research by releasing the context of the paper six months prior to the exam.

The AS and A level specifications are on the Economics B qualification page.

Kind regards,

Colin

Colin Leith, Business and Economics subject advisor
Colin LeithBusiness and Economics
UK: 020 7010 2182
Intl: + 44 (0)20 7010 2182
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