Students also look at how resources are allocated using a market mechanism. The central aspect is an investigation of price determination through the forces of demand and supply. In macroeconomics students are introduced to the wider economy from the perspective of consumers, producers and government. The core of this unit will focus on government objectives and their role in managing the economy.
|Mr P Bowes
Curriculum Team Leader for Social Studies
You can download a copy of the Economics' Learning Journey for the Minster school below.
Students attend 4 - 5 lessons per fortnight.
Board and Specification
Two exams during May and June of Y11
|Paper 1: How Markets Work (Microeconomics) (Written Exam)||(50%)|
|Paper 2: How the Economy Works (Macroeconomics) (Written Exam)||(50%)|
Both papers have the same layout. Section A contains 10 multiple choice questions followed by a range of calculation, short and extended response questions. Section B contains five questions involving a mix of calculations, short and extended responses.
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