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Official Documents & Syllabuses

Publications from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Future Audit work of the QAA

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (2019)

"defines the distinctive nature of the subject, the aims of a typical degree course, the subject knowledge and skills of an economist, methods of learning and assessment and finally a description of two benchmark standards, at threshold and typical levels."

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 PageEconomics A and AS-Level specifications

Pearson Qualifications

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)

Home Page | GCE: Economics