Course Title: GCE Economics
UCAS Points: 140-40
Awarding Body: WJEC
The recent economic recession has highlighted economy in the media as never before, so perhaps it is worth understanding a bit more about the A-level economics subject. It is this thinking that has led hundreds of people to take an A-level in economics.
A-level economics is a fairly new subject available to study, but is becoming a very popular option. There are a lot of doors opened from studying A-level economics, with great university choices as well as career options.
SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT
This specification has four external assessment units.
Marks are given as raw and uniform marks (UMS).
Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
EC1 20% 1 hour Written Paper 50 marks
Compulsory short-answer questions to assess all of the AS
EC2 30% 2 hours Written Paper 80 marks
One compulsory data response question (40 marks) and two,
two-part essays (20 marks each) to assess all of the AS
content. One of the essays from a choice of three will assess
essentially microeconomics and one essay from a choice of
three will assess essentially macroeconomics.
EC3 25% 1 hour and 45 minutes Written Paper
60 marks (100 UMS)
Compulsory short-answer questions (40 marks) and one
synoptic essay (20 marks) from a choice of three to assess all
of the A level content.
EC4 25% 2 hours Written Paper 60 marks
One data response question from a choice of two (40 marks)
and one synoptic essay (20 marks) from a choice of three to
assess all of the A level content.