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.

Year 10 GCSE Economics Medium Term Plan

Autumn Term
1st half Economic Foundations
2nd half Resource Allocation
Spring Term
1st half How prices are determined
2nd half Production, Costs, Revenue and Profit
Summer Term
1st half Competitive and Concentrated Markets
2nd half Market Failure / Mock Exam preparation

Year 11 GCSE Economics Medium Term Plan

Autumn Term
1st half Introduction to the national economy
2nd half Government objectives
How the government manages the economy
Spring Term
1st half International trade and the global economy
2nd half The role of money and financial markets
Summer Term
1st half Exam preparation / Revision
2nd half

Year 12 EDEXCEL A Level Economics ‘A’ Medium Term Plan

Autumn Term
Micro Macro
1st half Nature of economics Measures of economic performance
2nd half How markets work Aggregate Supply National Income
Spring Term
Micro Macro
1st half How markets work Aggregate Supply National Income
2nd half Market failure Economic Growth Government Policies
Summer Term
Micro Macro
1st half Government Intervention Government Policies
2nd half Labour markets Financial Markets

Year 13 EDEXCEL A Level Economics ‘A’ Medium Term Plan

Autumn Term
Micro Macro
1st half Business Growth Revenues, Costs and Profits Globalisation and Trade
2nd half Revenues, Costs and Profits Business Objectives Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates
Spring Term
Micro Macro
1st half Market Structures Poverty and Inequality Development
2nd half Government Intervention Development Role of the state in the macro-economy
Summer Term
Micro Macro
1st half Exam Preparation / Revision Exam Preparation / Revision
2nd half