Economics

Important AS Economics B qualification update

Important AS Economics B qualification update

Following a review of our AS and A level qualification suite we intend to withdraw our AS Economics B qualification.

What is money?

UN World Toilet Day 19 November

Become an A level Economics Examiner

Important AS Economics B qualification update

What is money?

What is money?

This article is based on a 2014 Bank of England publication relevant to the money topics on our GCE and IAL Economics qualifications, and our BTEC Nationals (2016) in Business.

UN World Toilet Day 19 November

Become an A level Economics Examiner

Important AS Economics B qualification update

What is money?

UN World Toilet Day 19 November

UN World Toilet Day 19 November

19 November is World Toilet Day - a day to raise awareness about an important issue in development economics

Become an A level Economics Examiner

Important AS Economics B qualification update

What is money?

UN World Toilet Day 19 November

Become an A level Economics Examiner

Become an A level Economics Examiner

Pearson have exciting opportunities for Economics teachers to become Examiners for A Level Economics (A).

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Here are some topics which are featuring frequently in questions from teachers.

Economics A is more traditional and uses models to a greater extent than Economics B.

Economics B comes from the Nuffield tradition which emphasizes the use of business contexts, rather than abstract models, in delivering economics concepts.

The A level maximum mark is 335 as this reflects the different weightings of the three A level papers. All three papers are marked out of 100 but Papers 1 and 2 have a 35% weighting whereas Paper 3 has a 30% weighting. This means that the marks you see are adjusted marks and not raw marks.

The conversion works by multiplying Paper 1 and 2 marks by 1.1725 and the Paper 3 mark by 1.005.

The notional grade boundaries above are taken from the 2017 exam series. They are 'notional' because grade boundaries are no longer set for each paper, rather, they are set for the qualification as a whole. These 'notional' grade boundaries are to help you with mocks.

View the notional grade boundaries

For Paper 3, there will be a pre-released context document issued on our website in late November of the previous year.

A new context will be given to centres each year and will relate to the examination series for the following summer.

The context will focus on a broad context, such as an economy, industry, market or economic issue. The question paper is in two sections.

In the Paper 3 exam, the first section focuses on the broad context provided. This is outlined in the pre-released document. The second section focuses on at least one strand within the context provided, such as a particular firm.

Each section contains unseen stimulus materials comprising quantitative and qualitative evidence. Students are required to apply their knowledge and understanding from all four themes and their understanding of the broad context to this evidence.

Students cannot take any of their research or investigation data carried out as part of the pre-release into the examination.

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The following textbooks are available for Economics:

Economics A

  • Pearson print and digital books
  • Hodder print and digital books
  • Anforme books and revision guides
  • worksheets and exam packs from A-Z

Economics B

The Anforme Collection for Economics B now includes books and teacher packs for each theme as well as revision books.

Theme 1 - Markets, consumers and firms

Theme 2 - The wider economic environment

Theme 3 - The global economy

Theme 4 - Making markets work

International GCSE Economics:

Teachers have been using Twitter for some time now to share news stories with each other and with their students.

You can use hashtags both to share your own stories and to research stories tweeted by others. In this way Twitter can become a veritable resource bank.

The following hashtags relate to Edexcel A level Economics qualifications:

Economics A

Economics B

Useful documents

Economics A

Academic
Specification - A Level (Economics A)
pdf | 1.4 MB
Academic
Specification - A Level (Economics B)
PDF | 552.5 KB
Academic
Specification - GCSE (Economics)
pdf | 999.2 KB
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