Exam Board Edexcel
Qualification A Level




Grade 6 in Mathematics and English Language



(Outline of


On this course, you will study Economics through applying economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues. Students on this course will be encouraged to appreciate the relationship between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Subject content includes price determination, opportunity cost, how the economy works and economic performance. Students will be able to relate what they are learning to the world around them, locally, nationally, and internationally.


Assessment  Students are assessed on two topics in the first year:

Paper 1 – Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

Paper 2 – The UK Economy – Policies and Performance

Mock exams last 1 hour 30 minutes per paper.


A-Level is assessed through three papers:

Paper 1 – Markets and Business Behaviour, worth 35%, a 2-hour paper.

Paper 2 – The National and Global Economy, worth 35%, a 2-hour paper.

Paper 3 – Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, worth 30%, a 2-hour paper.


Careers Guidance  On this course, students develop skills such as interpreting data, and applying knowledge and theory, and students must think critically and analytically. In developing these skills, Economics will prepare students for a range of careers or university courses. Of course, the subject lends itself to further studies in economics, business and commerce but will also be useful for further studies in social sciences and engineering. Career choices A-Level Economics can offer include accountancy, stockbroking, banking, and online financial and business-related careers. 

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in Economics have progressed into employment with roles such as an accountant, chartered surveyor, valuations analyst and market research executive.

Key Information

Transition Work

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.


Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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Week 4

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