7 – 11 Economics
It’s the economy, stupid.
James Carville (campaign strategist for Bill Clinton)
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: 1 GCSE in Economics
Assessment breakdown: Two written examinations (40% and 35%) and one controlled assessment (25%).
Economics is part of our everyday life as we produce and consume many different products and services. It provides an understanding of a wide range of current issues, from the effectiveness of government policy, to the cause of poverty in developing countries. Research skills, data analysis, problem solving, communication and working with others, are all important in the study of Economics.