Economics

Teaching Staff and Responsibilities

Mr Bright: Subject Leader of Economics and Senior Leader

 

KS5/A Level (Y12-13)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS5?

At KS5, classes are taught in option groups which are all mixed ability.

 

Which A Level specification do we prepare pupils for?

Edexcel A Level Economics A (9ECO).  Here is a link to the specification for more detailed information:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/economics-a/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/A_Level_Econ_A_Spec.pdf

 

What will my daughter learn at KS5?

Year 12

In year 12 we teach:

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

Nature of economics, how markets work, market failure and government intervention

Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

Measures of economic performance, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national income, economic growth and macroeconomic objectives & policy

 

Year 13

In year 13 we teach:

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

Business growth, business objectives, revenue, costs & profits, market structures, labour market and government intervention

Theme 4: A global perspective

International economics, poverty & inequality, emerging & developing economies, the financial sector and the role of the state in the macroeconomy

 

The Examination

The A Level examination at the end of year 13 will comprise of three papers:

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour

2 hours. 100 marks. 35% of A Level

Paper 2: The national and global economy

2 hours. 100 marks. 35% of A Level

Paper 3: Microeconomics and macroeconomics

2 hours. 100 marks. 35% of A Level

 

Are there any websites that will support my daughter’s learning?

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.tutor2u.net/economics

 

Future pathsways/careers

Economics students have a wide range of career opportunities open to them.

 

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/after-gcses/find-career-ideas/explore-jobs/job-profile/economist

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/economics