Economics IGCSE syllabus.pdf

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Cambridge IGCSE Economics 0455. Syllabus for examination in 2015. 2. Teacher support 2.1 Support materials Cambridge syllabuses, past question papers and examiner reports to cover the last examination series are on the Syllabus and Support Materials DVD, which we send to all Cambridge schools. You can also go to our public website at to download current and future syllabuses together with specimen papers or past question papers and examiner reports from one series. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools a range of additional support materials for specific syllabuses is available online. For Teacher Support go to (username and password required). 2.2 Resource lists We work with publishers providing a range of resources for our syllabuses including textbooks, websites, CDs etc. Any endorsed, recommended and suggested resources are listed on both our public website and on Teacher Support. The resource lists can be filtered to show all resources or just those which are endorsed or recommended by Cambridge. Resources endorsed by Cambridge go through a detailed quality assurance process and are written to align closely with the Cambridge syllabus they support. 2.3 Training We offer a range of support activities for teachers to ensure they have the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver our qualifications. See for further information.
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Syllabus content at a glance 6 Cambridge IGCSE Economics 0455. Syllabus for examination in 2015. 3. Syllabus content at a glance All candidates study the following topics. Section Topics 1. Basic economic problem: choice and the allocation of resources economic problem factors of production opportunity cost resource allocation choice production possibility curves. 2. The allocation of resources: how the market works; market failure market and mixed economic systems demand and supply analysis price elasticity market failure social and private costs and benefits. 3. The individual as producer, consumer and borrower functions of money exchange central banks, stock exchanges and commercial banks labour market motives for spending, saving and borrowing. 4. The private firm as producer and employer types and sizes of business organisation demand for factors of production costs and revenue profit maximisation and other business goals perfect competition monopoly advantages and disadvantages of increased scale. 5. Role of government in economy government as a producer and an employer aims of government economic policy fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies types of taxation possible policy conflicts government’s influence on private producers.
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Syllabus content at a glance 7 Cambridge IGCSE Economics 0455. Syllabus for examination in 2015.
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