Pearson Edexcel ECONOMICS
Economics, they say, makes the world go round. Few decisions are taken that are not influenced to some degree by economics. This thought-provoking course offers the opportunity to learn about the latest economic theories and practice in the context of different economic issues both nationally and internationally. The course allows us to explore the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting. This course will develop a range of skills which will enable you to progress in a business environment and provides you with an array of subject-specific and transferable skills highly sought after by employers and top universities.
Paper 1 – 2 hours (35%)
Comprises of a range of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, data response and extended open-response questions; all based on Themes 1 & 3.
Paper 2 – 2 hours (35%)
Comprises of a range of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, data response and extended open-response questions; all based on Themes 2 & 4.
Paper 3 – 2 hours (30%)
Comprises two sections. Each section comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two and are required to apply their knowledge and understanding, make connections and transfer higher-order skills across all four themes.
· Royal Economic Society – Young Economist of the year competition
· LSE essay competition
· Student Investor Challenge
· Various talks, debates and conferences
· Bank of England talks and virtual visit.
· Bank of England competitions.