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We are pleased to announce that our new GCSE (9-1) Economics qualification is accredited for first teaching in 2017.
Our GCSE (9-1) Economics qualification has been designed to provide students with an engaging and relevant specification, enabling them to appreciate that we're all part of the economy and how economic choices and issues impact on our lives.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for this qualification (J205).
Inspiring an interest in economics for lifelong learning – Our new specification provides a well-rounded introduction to economics and an excellent foundation for advanced study of this subject.
Understanding the impact of economic choices – Students explore how consumers, producers and governments interact in markets nationally and internationally, developing awareness for the impact of economics on our lives.
Developing valuable, transferable skills – Students learn how to explain and evaluate economic problems and possible solutions, how to use economic data from a range of sources, acquire a way of thinking as economists and develop a logical approach to thinking and reasoning.
Relevant, fair and clear – We've created an inclusive specification and ensure fair, clear assessments that allow all students to achieve their potential through closely collaborating with a wide range of teachers and subject experts.
Support and guidance – We offer a comprehensive resource package and the personal support of our dedicated OCR Economics team to help you deliver this exciting new specification and instil into students from all backgrounds and across the ability range a love for this subject.
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Accredited specification for the new GCSE (9-1) Economics qualification.
Rationale for the answers to the 20 MCQs in each component.
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An example of how the new specification could be taught over one year.
An example of how the new specification could be taught over three years.
An example of how the new specification could be taught over two years.
This checklist shows all the required topics of the new GCSE 9-1 Economics, J205, and compares the content to the legacy specification for GCSE Economics, J320.
This resource contains multiple choice questions from components 1 and 2 to assess learners' current level of knowledge.
Aimed at learners and parents, this factsheet outlines some of the key benefits of studying OCR's Economics qualification.