The Cambridge International A & AS Level Economics syllabus aims to provide a basis of factual knowledge of economics, to encourage the student to develop a facility for self-expression, not only in writing but also in using additional aids, such as statistics and diagrams, where appropriate. To develop the habit of using works of reference as sources of data specific to economics, the habit of reading critically to gain information about the changing economy we live in and to develop an appreciation of the methods of study used by the economist, and of the most effective ways economic data may be analyzed, correlated, discussed and presented.

Paper Type of Paper Duration Weighting
AS Level A Level
1 30 multiple choice questions (Core) 1 hour 40% 20%
2 (a) Data response (Core) 1 question
(b) Structured essay (Core) 1 from a choice of 3
1 hour 30 min 60% 30%
3 30 multiple choice questions (Supplement) 1 hour 23% 15%
4 (a) Data response (Supplement) 1 question
(b) Essays (Supplement) 2 from a choice of 6
2 hours 30 min 35%

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