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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

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A Level Economics

What are the entry requirements?

6-7 GCSE grades A*-C, including   Mathematics and English.

What will students study?

OCR

Economics A Level GCE

AS Reward (Year 1) (Changed in 2015, it no longer contributes to the Economics A Level)

Component 1: Microeconomics (Written exam) 50% of AS Reward

  • Scarcity and choice
  • How competitive markets work
  • Market failure and government intervention

Component 2: Macroeconomics (Written exam) 50% of AS Reward

  • Economic policy objectives and indicators of macroeconomic performance
  • Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
  • The application of policy instruments
  • The global context
A Level (Year 2)

The new linear A Level has been organised into three different units each consisting of a number of topics.

Component 1: Microeconomics (Written exam) 33% of A Level

  • How competitive markets work
  • Competition and market power
  • The labour market
  • Market failure and government intervention

Component 2: Macroeconomics (Written exam) 33% of A Level

  • Macroeconomic policy and performance
  • Aggregate demand and supply
  • The application of policy instruments
  • The global context
  • The financial sector

Component 3: Themes in economics (Written exam) 33% of A Level

  • The assessment of this component will be fully synoptic in nature and will draw on both the microeconomic and macroeconomic components. Although there is no specific content prescribed within the assessment of this component, it is anticipated that both the microeconomic and macroeconomic subject content will be applied, as appropriate, in relation to a specific unseen theme.