Economics

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Mr A Kerr – Head of Department – ajk@bws.wilts.sch.uk

In year 12 students study two themes:-

  • Theme 1 Introduction to markets and market failure
  • Theme 2 The UK economy – performance and policies

The Year 12 Economics handbook can be found at the bottom of this page

Students will be provided with textbooks to use in class as well as a wide variety of notes and exercises to use in class and at home. The recommended textbook is “Edexcel AS/A level Economics” 6th edition by Alain Anderton but this is not compulsory.

Students will need to bring a calculator to every lesson.

There will be at least one test every half term – provisional dates are found in the handbook

There is no coursework

Assessment will consist of two written exams each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. Both papers consist of two sections. Section A comprises a range of multiple choice and short-answer questions. Section B comprises one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response question (students select one from a choice of two).

Year 12 Economics Handbook
Sixth Form Open Evening - Economics