GCE Economics A: delivery support

Tue Jan 14 11:39:00 UTC 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

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)

Keeping up to date

The following resources allow you access to support in the form of case studies and up-to-date news stories:

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

Ingr Nomics is designed to simplify the study of economics. I've created the content for GCSE and A' Level economics and each video is based on the theory you need to know and apply to do well in the exam. The videos will also boost your grade if you're doing GCSE or A' Level business studies. You will discover that you can understand all of the theory - each short video will simplify something that sounds difficult. You will see that you can definitely master the concepts and answer exam questions to get your best mark in your final exams.

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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.

Networking

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 new, 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.

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