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Further Progression

Course Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Economics is designed as a two-year course. As students progress through the course, they are introduced to new ideas and concepts while continuing to use and reinforce previously learned concepts and skills. The course is designed to give students a sound understanding of economics, and the ability to use knowledge, skills and understanding appropriately in the context of individual countries and the global economy.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop an understanding of economic concepts and apply these concepts to real-life situations
  • Calculate, interpret and evaluate economic data in order to make reasoned arguments and informed judgements
  • Develop an awareness of economic change and its impact on developing and developed economies
  • Understand economic issues, problems and possible solutions that affect mixed economies
  • Participate effectively in society as citizens, producers and consumers.
iGCSE Economics Overview

Exam Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Economics is a linear qualification. It consists of two examinations that must be taken in the same series at the end of the course of study.

  • Paper 1: Microeconomics and Business Economics
  • Paper 2: Macroeconomics and the Global Economy

Paper 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes Paper 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Paper 1: Externally assessed twice a year Paper 2: Externally assessed twice a year


Paper 1 | 80 marks Paper 2 | 80 marks

Progression and Prerequisites