unit icon 17 Units
unit icon 124 Lessons
unit icon 2 Years
This course enables learners to develop an understanding of economic theory, terminology and principles. Learners study the economics of different countries and how these interrelate. They also learn to work with simple economics data and to use the tools of economic analysis. Learners apply understanding of economics to current economic issues.
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Year 1

840 *

Year 2 rollover

880 *

Please note, that all courses offered are subject to receiving a minimum enrolment number. Your Pamoja point of contact will be in touch as we approach the start date if we are unable to take a course forward.

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Course Structure

The course covers the following topics:

  • The basic economic problem
  • Allocation of resources
  • Microeconomic decisions
  • Government and the macroeconomy

In each year there is also time for revision and trial examinations.

  • Government and the macroeconomy (continued)
  • Economic development
  • International trade and globalisation

In each year there is also time for revision and trial examinations.

The Benefits

Taking IGCSE Economics will enable students to:
  • become experienced in a wide range of technical and social tools
  • develop skills like time management, communication and digital literacy
  • develop analysis skills that can be applied to issues in everyday life


Course available from September 2020, for first exams in June 2022. 

Activities and assessments

The course includes the following activities: readings and case studies on current topics, quizzes, self-assessments and marked written assignments. Teachers will review and grade assignments during the course. There are also unit discussions to support students with each topic. The final examinations for students on this course consist of 2 externally-assessed papers, covering:
  • Paper 1 – 45 minutes, 30%, Multiple choice
  • Paper 2 – 2 hours 15 minutes, 70%, Structured and essay questions

Advice from our teachers

In order to succeed in IGCSE Economics, we recommend students set aside five to six hours a week to study. It is important that students regularly keep up with the readings and the course activities in a timely manner. And that they contact their Pamoja teacher if they fall behind or need help with assignments.

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