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23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

23/03/24

Ready for day 1!!! 🏔️🎿🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/y2lbWQRb8B

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

10 days to go 💛Let's make this one bigger and brighter than ever before. pic.twitter.com/wYbbql7FCv

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

02/10/23

Talking about how we're feeling can make the world of difference. This we are partnering with to help . pic.twitter.com/qO6YDreE3z

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

31/07/23

Stormzy and HSBC fund 36 black Cambridge students https://t.co/YqbUjbdsUk

19/07/23

To be connected with creative career opportunities, A Level Media Studies students enjoyed lunch on Primrose Hill before being welcomed at the Roundhouse and then The October Gallery for creative industry tours, talks and workshops as part of Year 12’s Careers Day on July 10th pic.twitter.com/nnLR9lMZy4

19/07/23

As part of our all-through curriculum Ms. Deering and Year 6 are bringing their sketchbooks to Ms. Stephens in the secondary art room ready for Year 7 in September. pic.twitter.com/GQQyk8JMN4

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

Really well done to all of our students for a fantastic concert. Thank you to for hosting and and for all their help and support. https://t.co/YzGGgffMEn

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

For anyone who needs to hear this today 💙 pic.twitter.com/QGcgD9HAfD

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

13/07/23

Be kind to your mind this and get involved in our quiz. 🧠Can you guess the wellbeing related words from these anagrams? Comment below ⬇ pic.twitter.com/H5dG3KQkWu

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

05/07/23

What are teacher strikes really about?We need to discuss the wider context to understand why teachers feel the current situation is unsustainable.https://t.co/rkfrHcgKUp#strikes pic.twitter.com/3jFoYwgXVe

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Economics

Economics A level Economics (Edexcel A)

 

Aims of the course

 

● develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject

● appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment

 â— develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts

 â— use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist

● understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives

 â— develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

 

Qualification at a glance

Content  

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure 

This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an  

understanding of:  

  • nature of economics  
  • how markets work  
  • market failure  
  • government intervention. 

Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies 

This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an  

understanding of:  

  • measures of economic performance  
  • aggregate demand  
  • aggregate supply  
  • national income  
  • economic growth  
  • macroeconomic objectives and policy. 

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market 

This theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics.  

Students will develop an understanding  

of:  

  • business growth  
  • business objectives  
  • revenues, costs and profits  
  • market structures  
  • labour market  
  • government intervention. 

Theme 4: A global perspective 

This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an  

understanding of:  

  • international economics  
  • poverty and inequality  
  • emerging and developing economies the financial sector  
  • role of the state in the macroeconomy. 

 

Exam structure  

 

Three examinations: 

 

Paper 1 – 35% of total qualification (assessing Theme 1 and Theme 3 microeconomics)  

Comprising of three sections: multiple choice; data response; extended open response questions  

Duration – 2 hours  

100 marks  

 

Paper 2 – 35% of total qualification (assessing Theme 2 and Theme 4 macroeconomics)  

Comprising of three sections: multiple choice; data response; extended open response questions  

Duration – 2 hours  

100 marks  

 

Paper 3 – 30% of total qualification (assessing all four themes)  

Comprising of two sections: one data response; extended open response questions  

Duration – 2 hours  

100 marks  

 

Please note that this subject has now moved to a linear pathway which means that all externally assessed examinations will take place in May/June 2020 for September 2018 admissions. 

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