Head of Department Overview Video - Economics

Syllabus - OCR


Economics is about people and their economic choices. GCSE Economics shows students that we are all part of the economy and that economics relates to every aspect of our lives - from the decisions of individuals or families to the structures created by governments and producers. It develops their understanding of how economic issues affect choices about resources and markets and vice versa.


The content of the course will be assessed through two externally-examined papers in May/June 2025.

GCSE Economics is a fully linear course and consists of two mandatory components that are externally assessed. There will be two question papers assessing the two components. Each question paper will have 20 multiple choice questions and short case studies with related short and medium response questions as well the opportunity for extended writing.