Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

GCE Economics

Analyse global trends and local impact

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. Engage with contemporary economic issues in a local, national and global context
  2. Develop understanding of economic concepts and models to prepare for a range of careers
  3. We've listened and retained linear assessment with two assessed papers (60%/40%)

First teaching of this specification is from September 2016.

Economics provides an insight into the behaviours that influence income, wealth and well-being. It is a social science which incorporates maths and statistics and has connections with the physical sciences and politics, law and geography.

Economists study how people make choices about resources. Economics is not just about money and business: it deals with wider social and environmental issues including climate change, globalisation and the distribution of wealth.

Students of GCE Economics develop many skills necessary for education and the world of work. These include critical investigation and analytical thinking. The earning potential for economics degree students is very high, and there are currently shortages of qualified economists.