Economics

Economics GCSE 4135 (AQA)

This is an ‘option subject’

Note that ALL pupils in the current year 10 (Leaving 2018), have the opportunity to complete the specification for this GCSE

Exam Board

  • Economics GCSE 4135 (AQA)
Subject Exam Board Personal Economics Investigating Economic Issues
Economics AQA (4135) Assessed by; Unit 11 – Personal Economics; Written Paper (1¼ hours); 70 marks/50% Assessed by; Unit 12 – Investigating Economic Issues; Written Paper (1¼ hours) 70 marks/50%

Unit 11 –Personal Economics Content

This unit aims to equip candidates with the basic tools of the economist to help them understand their place in and contribution to the local, national and global economy as consumers, workers and citizens. They will be encouraged to investigate a range of contemporary issues, analysing the evidence from different perspectives so as to make reasoned judgements and informed decisions.

Assessment

This unit will be assessed by an external written assessment of 70 marks and 1 hour 15 minutes in length.

Unit 12 – Investigating Economic Issues

In the study of this unit candidates will further develop their understanding of economic concepts and theories studied in Unit 11. Candidates will apply these to a range of economic issues locally, nationally and globally.

Assessment

This unit will be assessed by an external written assessment of 70 marks and 1 hour 15 minutes in length.
There will be three questions, one assessing Managing the Economy and two assessing Current Economic Issues.