Official Documents & Syllabuses


Future Audit work of the QAA

QAA Benchmark Document for Economics (2007)

Produced by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, this aims "to make explicit the general academic characteristics and standards of honours degrees in the UK."

Economics A-Level Syllabuses

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Ofqual's AS and A Level Subject Criteria for Economics (PDF).

Below are the syllabuses for GCE A-Level and related courses in Economics in the UK, along with the home pages of the respective examining boards.

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Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)

Home Page | Economics A and AS-Level specifications

| Economics A and AS-Level specifications (teaching September 2015 onwards)


Pearson Qualifications

Home Page | Edexcel Specifications and related materials:

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Home Page | Economics A-Level Specification | Economics A-Level Specification (teaching September 2015 onwards)

Welsh Joint Education Committee

Home Page | GCE Economics Specification

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Home Page | National Qualifications in Economics

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA NI)

Home Page | Revised GCE: Economics