Edexcel International GCSE Economics (2017)

Here, you’ll find everything you need to study for or to teach Edexcel’s International GCSE in Economics, including key documents and the latest news.

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Supporting success in Economics

Our Edexcel 9-1 International GCSE Economics specification and support materials have been developed with the help of teachers, higher education representatives and subject expert groups. 

The qualification supports seamless progression to further study, with up-to-date content reflecting the latest thinking in the subject. It is comparable to the UK reformed GCSEs in terms of the level of demand and assessment standards.

With the introduction of a new 9-1 grading scale for GCSEs in England, the A* grade available for the current Edexcel International GCSEs does not neatly align with the top grade 9. Grade 9 represents a higher level of attainment than the current A* grade.

After extensive consultation with schools and wider stakeholders, we have taken the decision to introduce the 9-1 grading scale for the updated suite of Edexcel International GCSEs. This is to give the very highest performers the opportunity to achieve a grade 9, rewarding outstanding academic achievement. 

We will provide you with a wider range of teaching and learning materials, resources and training to support the best possible learner outcomes, in time for first teaching. This support includes schemes of work, comprehensive textbooks and interactive resources, digital services and tailored Edexcel International GCSE teacher training. This will complement the wider Pearson support available for Edexcel qualifications, such as ResultsPlus, ResultsPlus Direct, and Exam Wizard.

For the latest news about Edexcel 9-1 International GCSEs for first teaching in 2016 and 2017, we recommend you bookmark:

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for international schools

Int GCSE 2016/17 updates - latest news for UK schools



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Qualification type:
International GCSE
Level 1/2
Specification codes:
UK and international ?International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools, but can be taught in independent schools.
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We want to make sure our 9-1 International GCSE Economics is shaped by you, for your students, to help them achieve their best. As such, we would be grateful if you can continue to participate in our Edexcel International GCSE consultation through our online subject expert panels.

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Our aim: to create courses that will help your students engage with the subject and fulfil their potential.

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Free Getting Ready to Teach events

Our free Getting Ready to Teach events will support you in delivering the new Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Economics specification for first teaching from September 2017.

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If you don’t have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com

New qualifications for 2017

We are developing a new specification for first teaching in September 2017. You can contribute to the development by signing up to our subject specific online panel.

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Why choose this specification?

The Edexcel International GCSE in Economics specification is assessed through a single exam. Covering economics in individual countries and the global economy, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in international schools and colleges and UK independent schools. This specification also provides opportunities to apply subject content to local economic circumstances.

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Colin Leith, Business and Economics subject advisor
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UK: 0333 016 5450
Intl: + 44 (0)333 016 5450

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You'll cover economics in individual countries and the global economy as you study our two-year Edexcel International GCSE in Economics course.

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