Economics IGCSE syllabus.pdf

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and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Learn more about Cambridge IGCSEs at www.cie.org.uk/cambridgesecondary2 Guided learning hours Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses are designed on the assumption that candidates have about 130 guided learning hours per subject over the duration of the course, but this is for guidance only. The number of hours required to gain the qualification may vary according to local curricular practice and the learners’ prior experience of the subject. 1.3 Why choose Cambridge IGCSE Economics? Cambridge IGCSE Economics is accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of economics. Successful Cambridge IGCSE Economics candidates gain lifelong skills, including: an understanding of economic theory, terminology and principles the ability to apply the tools of economic analysis the ability to distinguish between facts and value judgements in economic issues an understanding of, and an ability to use, basic economic numeracy and literacy the ability to take a greater part in decision-making processes in everyday life an understanding of the economies of developed and developing nations an excellent foundation for advanced study in economics.
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Introduction 4 Cambridge IGCSE Economics 0455. Syllabus for examination in 2015. Prior learning Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied economics previously. Progression Cambridge IGCSE Certificates are general qualifications that enable candidates to progress either directly to employment, or to proceed to further qualifications. Candidates who are awarded grades C to A* in Cambridge IGCSE Economics are well prepared to follow courses leading to Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics, or the equivalent. 1.4 Cambridge ICE (International Certificate of Education) Cambridge ICE is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE. It gives schools the opportunity to benefit from offering a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven subjects. To qualify for the Cambridge ICE award learners are required to have studied subjects from five groups: two languages from Group I, and one subject from each of the remaining four groups. The seventh subject can be taken from any of the five subject groups. Economics (0455) is in Group II, Humanities and Social Sciences. Learn more about Cambridge ICE at www.cie.org.uk/cambridgesecondary2 The Cambridge ICE is awarded from examinations administered in the June and November series each year. Detailed timetables are available from www.cie.org.uk/examsofficers 1.5 How can I find out more? If you are already a Cambridge school You can make entries for this qualification through your usual channels. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] If you are not yet a Cambridge school Learn about the benefits of becoming a Cambridge school at www.cie.org.uk/startcambridge . Email us at [email protected] to find out how your organisation can register to become a Cambridge school.
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Teacher support 5 Cambridge IGCSE Economics 0455. Syllabus for examination in 2015.
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