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Economics GCE A/AS

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About the Qualification

This specification provides students with a coherent combination of micro and macro content. It allows students to critically explore a range of economic issues and draw on data from local, national and international sources. The specification provides a suitable foundation for the study of economics or a related area in a range of higher education courses.

The specification is divided into a total of four externally assessed units.

Key Dates


Course Outline available

WJEC have produced a Course Outline to support the teaching of the new AS/A level qualifications. The document includes guidance notes to help teachers with their course planning.

GCE Economics Course Outline (from September 2015)

GCE AS/A level qualifications for Wales

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses from the autumn term to support teachers delivering GCE AS/A level Economics. Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCE AS/A level Economics - Approaches to Teaching (Wales Centres Only)

Continuing Professional Development materials, including exemplar material, and support materials are now available on the secure website. The GCE Economics summer Online Exam Review is now available.

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series.  If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application processs.  

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.

Economics Matters Magazine

Welcome to the first issue of Economics Matters. WJEC's online Economics magazine.

For information relating to all reformed qualifications offered by WJEC in England, please visit the Eduqas website.

Grade Boundaries

Raw/UMS grade boundaries are now available.


For further information, please contact:

Stephen Oliver - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5038
E-mail: stephen.oliver@wjec.co.uk

Clare Williams- Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5059
E-mail: clare.williams@wjec.co.uk

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GCE Economics Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - LEGACY
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GCE AS Economics Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - NEW

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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