Economics GCE A/AS
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.
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 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:
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.
Raw/UMS grade boundaries are now available.
- Specimen assessment materials
- GCE Economics Specification
- Teachers' guides
- Raw/UMS grade boundaries
- Past papers and marking schemes for the current specification are available free of charge to teaching staff on our secure website
- Further resources are available through our online shop.
For further information, please contact:
Stephen Oliver - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5038
Clare Williams- Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5059
GCE Economics Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - LEGACYDownload
GCE AS Economics Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - NEWDownload
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.