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Economics

 


Head of faculty – Mr Parker jparker@nationalce-ac.org.uk
Teacher of Economics – Mr James njames@nationalce-ac.org.uk

KS4

GCSE Economics in Year 10

We study the OCR board Economics which consists of two units in Year 10, one covering individual markets (microeconomics) and the other covering the whole economy (macroeconomics)

Unit 1: Microeconomics: How the Market works (25% of overall mark)

Unit 2: Macroeconomics: How the Economy works (25% of overall mark)

This course is 100% exam and the course is linear, so all external exams will be sat in Year 11.

GCSE Economics in Year 11

Economics consists of one unit in Year 11, looking at the global economy and the impact that it can have on the UK. Topics covered include the economies of China and India, the European Union and Multinational Companies.

Unit 3: The UK Economy and globalisation (50% of overall mark)

This course is 100% exam and the course is linear, so all external exams will be sat in Year 11.

 

 

 

KS5

AS Economics in Year 12

We study the WJEC board Economics which comprises two units consisting of a mix of microeconomics (the study of individual consumer and market behaviour) and macroeconomics (the study of national and international economic theories and issues)

Unit 1 Micro and Macro Economics (1 ½ hour paper with shorter answer questions plus essay questions)

Unit 2 Micro and Macro Economics (1 ½ hour paper with a case study question plus essays)

 

A2 Economics in Year 13

We study the WJEC board Economics at A2 which consists of two units; the first is a study of business economics and the second looks at further developing the students knowledge of the macroeconomy (the study of national and international economic theories and issues)

Unit 3 Competitive Behaviour, Macroeconomics and Globalisation (I) (1 ¾ hour paper short answer questions plus essay)

Unit 4 Competitive Behaviour, Macroeconomics and Globalisation (II) (2 hour paper one data response question plus essay)