Aims
  • develop a critical understanding of a range of economic theories, models, ideas and tools in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and the global economy 
  • apply economic theories, models, ideas and tools and analyse economic data to understand and engage with real-world economic issues and problems facing individuals and societies 
  • develop a conceptual understanding of individuals’ and societies’ economic choices, interactions, challenges and consequences of economic decision-making.

 

Syllabus and Assessment

External (SL 70% / HL 80%)

Paper 1 – H&S 1hr 15mins Extended Response (Essays)

Paper 2 – Paper 2: H&S 1hr 15 mins Data response questions

Paper 3 – (HL ONLY) Policy Paper including quantitative and qualitative questions

 

Internal (SL 30% / HL 20%)

Students must produce 3,800 word commentaries on articles relating to economics on 3 separate topic areas they study throughout the course.

 

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