Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma ProgrammeAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Curricula

A Level Economics (Edexcel – 8EC0)
There are two themes studied in Year 12. Both themes are taught by Mr Leightley and the themes alternate each week during the year. There is no coursework and no external examination in Year 12. Two further themes are studied in Year 13 which build on the themes detailed below. Three external examinations are taken at the end of the second year of study.
Suggested Course reading list:
Edexcel AS/A Level Economics Student Book. Publisher: Pearson. ISBN: 9781447990550

Half Term 1 (September – October)
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

  • Course introduction and study skills
  • Economics as a social science
  • The basic economic problem
  • Production possibility curves
  • Division of labour and specialisation
  • Positive and normative statements

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: w/c 5 October
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Course introduction and study skills
  • What is macroeconomics?
  • Measures of economic performance: inflation, economic growth
  • Measures of economic performance: employment, balance of payments
  • Aggregate demand

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: w/c 10 October
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 2 (November – December)
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Price determination using market diagrams
  • Elasticity
  • Consumer and producer surplus
  • Indirect taxes and subsidies

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: w/c 30th November
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Aggregate supply
  • National income & multiplier effect
  • Macroeconomic equilibrium
  • Economic growth: causes, output gaps and impacts of
  • The economic cycle

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: w/c 5 December
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 3 (January – February)
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

  • Types of economic system
  • Economic theorists
  • Efficiency
  • Introduction to market failure
  • Merit and De-merit goods
  • Public Goods
  • Information theory

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: N/A
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Economic growth: limitations of and happiness survey
  • Macroeconomic objectives
  • Demand side policies
  • Supply side policies

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: N/A
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 4 (March – April) 
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

  • Market failure continued
  • Government failure
  • Revision and exam technique
  • Preparation for mock exam

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Mock Exam w/c 27 February
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Macroeconomic objectives and conflicts
  • Revision and exam technique
  • Preparation for mock exam

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Mock Exam w/c 27 February
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 5 (April – May)
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure

  • Revision & exam technique

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: End of year exam w/c 26 June
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

  • Revision & exam technique

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: End of year exam w/c 26 June
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No