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An award winning sixth-form college in the heart of Central London offering a wide range of GCSE and A-Level courses

The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements is excellent
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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE

ECONOMICS A(EDX)

A Level Course Outline

Who should study this course?

This course will be suited to those students who enjoyed AS economics and now want to go into more depth and complexity while also exploring new topics. It will particularly suit those wishing to apply to university for economics as well as being a complimentary A-level to many other subjects.

What does the course aim to do?

A Level Economics assumes much of the knowledge from AS and introduces students to a few new areas. Microeconomics now covers the theory of the firm while macroeconomics extends to cover the global economy. It is also designed to:


What topics will I cover?


What skills will I develop?

Economics enables students to maturely understand how the UK economy functions and will be an asset when working in the business environment.

Students will be able to use the knowledge for their own benefit and will have a healthy grasp of issues that affect their everyday lives.

After completing the subject, students will be able to confidently debate economic issues and learn the skills of arguments and counter-argument.

What are the challenging aspects of the course?


ECONOMICS A (EDX) A level Specification

Component 1
(9ECO/01)
35% of A-level
Available in May/June
2 hours
100 marks

Markets and business behaviour

Component 1 will assess microeconomics.

The paper comprises three sections.
Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short answer questions.
Section B comprises a data response question.
Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions. Students select one from a choice of two.

Component 2:
(9ECO/02)
35% of A-level
Available in May/June
2 hours
100 marks

The national and global economy

Component 2 will assess macroeconomics.

The paper comprises three sections.
Section A comprises a range of multiple-choice and short answer questions.
Section B comprises a data response question.
Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions. Students select one from a choice of two.

Component 3:
(ECO/03)
30% of A-level
Available in June
2 hours
100 marks

Microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Component 3 will assess content from all the syllabus. Students are required to apply their knowledge and understanding, make connections and use higher-order skills.

The paper comprises two sections.
Each section comprises one data response broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions; students select one from a choice of two.

Core Textbook
Edexcel A Level Economics A Book 2
Peter Smith
ISBN: 9781471830051

Introductory Reading
Age of Greed
Jeff Madrick
Vintage ISBN9781400075669

Further Reading
The Truth about Markets
John Kay
Penguin ISBN9780140296723