You may have heard from your peers that Economics in A levels is quite difficult to get a good grade in unlike Economics in IGCSE. As much as I agree with that, it is no reason or excuse to deter you from taking Economics in A levels, as with thorough understanding of the concept and enough past paper practice you can achieve a good grade. Edexcel IAL Economics consists of four units: Unit 1 and Unit 2 are AS level units and Unit 3 and Unit 4 are A2 level units.
AS level Economics
Unit-1: Markets in Action
The unit 1 syllabus mainly focuses on the following:
This unit is pretty basic and it is advised that you score high in this unit.
Unit-2: Macroeconomic Performance and Policy
It is likely that you will find this unit tougher than unit 1 but don’t stress because everyone is feeling the same way. The syllabus of unit 2 mainly consists of the following:
A2 Level Economics
Unit 3: Business Behavior
The toughest unit in A level Economics you will need to give this unit your time and energy in order to score well. Unit 3 brings into light the following topics:
Unit 4: Developments in the global economy
The unit 4 syllabus is dense but easier to score in; I’d advise you to score as much as you can in this unit. Unit 4 focus on the following:
The book that you will find useful for IAL economics is Economics Fifth edition Student Book by Alain Anderton.
|Information||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|Exam Duration||1 hour 30 minutes||1 hour 30 minutes||2 hours||2 hours|
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