July 2022 Economics update

Fri Jul 01 16:00:00 UTC 2022

Welcome to this July update!

I do hope that when the end of term comes you are able to enjoy a relaxing break but before you go there are a couple of things you may wish to sort out in preparation for results day (your Edexcel Online account and understanding the 2022 grade boundaries).

I'd also like to draw your attention to a new feature in the signature which allows you to book an appointment if you would like to chat about an aspect of our Economics qualifications.

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Key dates

Activity Date
Question paper releasse 5 July 2022
Mark scheme release 26 July 2022
A level and IAL results day 18 August 2022
A level examiner reports released 23 August 2022
GCSE and International GCSE results day 25 August 2022
GCSE and International GCSE examiner reports released 30 August 2022

 

 

Before you go

You may wish to check your access rights in your Edexcel Online account so that you can access the information you need on results days.  

Results files and their contents are confidential to the Head of Centre, examinations office staff and senior members of the teaching staff at the centre. Therefore, the Edexcel Online ‘Results’ profile is only granted to these roles, as it allows access to results files on Wednesday results days.

Other teachers that need access to view results should be given ResultsPlus access, as this is designed to meet the needs of teachers to view and analyse the results for their own students. Results are available through ResultsPlus for teachers on the Thursday results days.

 See which Edexcel Online account options you should have  

You may also wish to ask your Exams Officer to tick 'Exam viewer' in your Edexcel Online profile in case you want to download candidate scripts from results day (having obtained the candidates' consent first).

 

 

Teacher survey: Advance Information for GCSE and A Level

We would like to understand what teachers thought about using the Advance Information (AI) issued for 2022 GCSE, International GCSE, and A Level. This survey takes around 5 minutes to complete.

 

 

Grading this summer

Ofqual has published its position on grading (grade boundaries) for the May/June 2022 exam series which might help you understand how grade boundaries will be determined.

 

 

Supporting students, parents and carers

Now that the exams are over, we’ve put together some support to help teachers, students and their families from advice on coping with anxiety to fun activities to boost wellbeing.

 

 

Training and professional development

JS200 BTEC Int RHBs x 4

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You’re not alone. Many teachers have been asking about our plans and thousands of students took our onscreen GCSE mocks last year.

We believe in creating assessments that encourage progress, enable access and inclusion, and enrich learning. This has driven our use of onscreen assessment in over 115 countries for more than a decade and how we approach what’s next.

Our focus: where and how we can use technology to positively impact assessments and students’ lives.

Find out more about onscreen assessment.
 

4 – 6  July 2022

Cavendish Conferences, Central London or online (run over 5 days)

Run by expert economics teachers including Ian Marcouse, this course is a serious attempt to prepare teachers to deliver economics for the first time. It includes direct instruction on 8 ‘toolkit’ topics such as market failure, AD/AS analysis, monetary and development economics.

The course is perfect for:

  • business teachers starting to teach Economics for the first time (or first time in ages)
  • teachers switching from other subjects (in recent years, from French, from Geography and from P.E.!)
  • fresh graduates, PGCE or Teach Firsters who need to understand the exact right level for high grades

Delegates are divided into 2 groups: boffins and beginners.  

The 3 day course is £399 including lunches and all refreshments and a memory stick packed with resources.

To register, please email: marcouse@btopenworld.com

Professional Development Academy

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The Professional Development Academy is a one-stop shop that provides access to a wide range of flexible, high-quality online courses for teachers.

You will find a range of on-demand, live and self-guided training courses creating flexible options for learning at a time that suits individual needs.

Browse all courses on the Professional Development Academy.

 

 

Taking care of Business - Migrant entrepreneurs and the making of modern Britain

 

Migrant museum

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Taking Care of Business is a new immersive exhibition at the Migration Museum which runs to 5 March 2023.

Entrepreneurship has always been at the heart of the immigrant experience. Migrant entrepreneurs have influenced the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and many other aspects of our lives. This exhibition tells some of their stories.

The museum is based in Lewisham Shopping Centre, London SE13 7HB and welcomes educational visits (appropriate for A level Economics B Topic 1.2 and A level Economics A Topics 2.1 and 3.5).

Find out more about the exhibition

 

 

Our Economics qualifications

Econ A squirrel

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A level Economics Spec A

 

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support,  as well as information on exams.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources from Pearson
  • paid-for resources from Hodder
  • other paid-for resources

For help with:

  • recorded feedback training
  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics

Economics in Ten are writing a few questions linked to FT videos for FT4Schools. The FT video on Toshiba is ideal for a bit of application, followed by some questions across the topics of business growth (3.1.2) and demergers (3.1.3).  


 

Econ B tree

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A level Economics Spec B

 

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support, as well as information on exams.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources

For help with:

  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics


 

IAL tree

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IAL Economics

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support. 

You will also find information on exams.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • IAL university recognition
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources  

For help with:

  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • exemplar answers
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics
     

Entry deadline: 29 August 2022

2022 Oct TT

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2023 Jan TT

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International GCSE Economics

 

Please open the support tab below for links to delivery and assessment support as well as information on exams.

For help with:

  • free support and networking
  • free resources
  • paid-for resources

For help with:

  • exam materials
  • building your own question papers using examWizard
  • exemplar answers
  • analysing results with Results Plus
  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries
  • grade statistics

We know that many of you will still want to offer International GCSE exams between May/June 2022 and May/June 2023 and we will therefore continue to run the January series in 2023.

This will be the last January International GCSE series.

IG TT Jan 2023

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We're introducing a regular International GCSE November series, first running in November 2023. This series is being introduced to best meet the needs of students requiring International GCSE exam opportunities outside of the full May/June series and it will replace the existing January series.

There will be no November series in 2022.

Please take a look at the timeline in the document below.

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