GCE Economics A: delivery support

14 January 2020

GCE Economics A: delivery support

Resources, both free and paid-for, which might support your teaching of Edexcel GCE Economics A.

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You may also be interested in a sister page which tries to support your understanding of the assessment of the qualification.

Free support

Free support from Pearson

The qualification page provides:

  • a Getting Started Guide (which provides more detailed specification guidance)
  • an editable scheme of work
  • course planners
  • content from past training events
  • options evening materials (poster and leaflet)

Ingr Nomics is designed to simplify the study of economics. Each video is based on the theory learners need to know and apply to do well in the exams.

Each short video will simplify something that sounds difficult. Learners will see that they can master the concepts and answer exam questions as a result.

Ian Marcousé's Topical Economics case studies are emailed to subscribers every month and are now free to subscribers. These include exam-style case studies with answers as well as revision tests. The stories used are all very current (topical) and, as they are sent in Word, can be easily adapted as you wish.  

We have a GCE Economics A Facebook group where you can share ideas and post questions. The group has over 600 members.

As well as the Facebook group there is a public, subject community where you will be able to see all posts without logging in, although you will need to log in with your Edexcel Online details to post a comment.

There are resources you might be able to use and/or adapt in the GCE Economics A dropbox folder.

If you are looking for resources that might be appropriate for a particular topic and are looking for an up-to-date story that has been in the news, it is possible that another teacher had an interesting idea and tweeted it.

Please use

  • #econ1 for Theme 1 stories
  • #econ2 for Theme 2
  • #econ3 for Theme 3, and
  • #econ4 for Theme 4
You can also contribute by sharing interesting stories using the same hashtags.

The FT's free online subscriptions to students aged 16-19, their teachers, and schools around the world, is a very valuable resource for all Economics teachers.

Paid-for support from Pearson

This ActiveBook, covering the AS and A level courses for the Edexcel Economics A specification, gives students easy online access to the textbook content. Students can make it their own with notes, highlights and links to wider reading - perfect for supporting coursework and revision activities.

This Teacher Pack offers support materials for teachers and provides answers to all the Student Book activities.

This book helps students to:

  • Organise their study with the one-topic-per-page format
  • Speed up revision with summary notes in short, memorable chunks
  • Track revision progress with at-a-glance check boxes
  • Check understanding and exam skills with worked examples
  • Develop exam technique with exam-style practice questions and full answers.

Paid-for support from Hodder

This updated all-in-one textbook for Pearson Edexcel A level Economics A combines revised topic-by-topic guidance with brand new material.

Up-to-date and focused workbooks to help students practice their skills and improve their subject knowledge both inside and outside the classroom.

These guides include clear topic summaries of content needed for the exams, knowledge-check questions and samples of exam-style questions and answers throughout.

An updated approach to revision to help students, learn, practise and apply their skills and understanding. Coverage of key content is combined with practical study tips and effective revision strategies.

Other paid-for support

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Economics Today magazine has been relaunched with the mission to help students see Economics everywhere, applying, broadening and deepening A-level theory in a wide range of current contexts.

Access to a back catalogue of the past 10 volumes is available as part of the default subscription, offering a teaching resource that covers all parts of the specification.

Also delivered as part of the default subscription is a new book, The UK Economy Today 2022 edition by Andrew Threadgould and Nick Fyfe, which brings completely up-to-date the book they previously wrote for Anforme.

The range of Anforme's popular Economics books are now, like Economics Today, supplied through Economics Factory. Full details of all resources can be found at www.economicsfactory.com

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100 worksheets organised alphabetically – easy to use and each with the answers on the back. Incredibly useful for:

• Starters

• Speedy revision – perhaps to break up a double period

• Revision – the pack comes on disk as well as on paper, so you can put 100 worksheets up in front of students prior to the A Level exams – it’s a pretty infinite resource

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Time 2 Resources provides worksheets, diagram postcards and presentations, all written specifically for the Economics A specification.

Tutor2U provides assessment packs, CPD, workbooks and many free resources too.

ZigZag provides photocopiable resources as well as teaching packs.

APT provides end of theme exam papers.

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