Official Documents & Syllabuses


Publications from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Future Audit work of the QAA

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (2015)

"defines what can be expected of a graduate in the subject, in terms of what they might know, do and understand at the end of their studies."

Teaching Excellence Framework

A grading scheme for institutions, developed by the Department for Education in England, introduced in 2016 with ratings first published in 2017. Now administered by the Office for Students.

Economics A-Level Syllabuses

These are PDF files requiring the free Adobe Acrobat reader.

Ofqual's AS and A Level Subject Criteria for Economics (PDF).

Below are the syllabuses for GCE A-Level and related courses in Economics in the UK, along with the home pages of the respective examining boards.

Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)

Home PageEconomics A and AS-Level specifications

Pearson Qualifications

Home Page | Edexcel Specifications and related materials:

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)

Home Page | Economics A-Level Specification

Welsh Joint Education Committee

Home Page | GCE Economics Specification

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Home Page | National Qualifications in Economics

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA NI)

Home Page | Revised GCE: Economics