Official Documents & Syllabuses
Publications from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Future Audit work of the QAA
QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (2023)
"defines what can be expected of a graduate in the subject, in terms of what they might know, do and understand at the end of their studies. Subject Benchmark Statements are an established part of the quality assurance arrangements in UK higher education, but not a regulatory requirement. They are sector-owned reference points, developed and written by academics on behalf of their subject.."
Teaching Excellence Framework
A grading scheme for institutions, developed by the Department for Education in England, introduced in 2016 with ratings first published in 2017. Now administered by the Office for Students.
Economics A-Level Syllabuses
Deprtment of Education's GCE AS and A level subject content 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.
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)
Home Page | Economics A and AS-Level specifications
Home Page | Edexcel Specifications and related materials:
Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Home Page | Economics A-Level Specification
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)
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