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July 2024 Economics update

28 June 2024

Welcome to this July 2024 update.

In this last update of the year there is a reminder of what you might do to prepare for results day, especially with regard to the permissions in your Edexcel Online user profile.

There are also some event dates for the autumn term which you may wish to add to your calendar for next year.

When the end of term finally comes, I hope that you are able to enjoy a restful summer break.

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Key dates

Date Activity
2 July Question papers released (uploaded)
16 July Mark schemes released (uploaded)
15 August  Results day for A level and IAL
20 August Examiners' reports for A level and IAL released (uploaded)
22 August Results day for GCSE and International GCSE
27 August Examiners' reports for GCSE and International GCSE released (uploaded)

Getting ready for results days

After results have been published you may wish to analyse your results using some of the services we have available such as Access To Scripts and Results Plus.

Access To Scripts

Available from results day, our Access to Scripts service allows you to view your candidates’ marked scripts online or download as PDFs, providing transparency of marking and to help you make decisions around requests for reviews of marking and inform future teaching and learning.


Results Plus

ResultsPlus is our online results analysis tool that gives you a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in their exams.

Once you’ve received your students' results, you can get more insight on their performance on each question at individual student, class or cohort level using ResultsPlus.


Before you go...

The Access to Scripts portal and ResultsPlus can only be accessed by Edexcel Online users who have the Exam Viewer and ResultsPlus permissions ticked in their Edexcel Online profiles.

Only Exams Officers are able to give teachers this access.

Don’t forget to ask your Exams Officer for access before you break for the summer, to be ready for the post-results period.


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A level Economics network events - autumn term 2024


Economics crosswords

77 Crosswords written by Ian Marcouse in six sections: Introduction, Yr 12 Micro; Yr 12 Macro, Yr 13 Micro; Year 13 Macro; Final Revision (all with solutions).

Perfect for reinforcing terminology and definitions and a fun group-working task with purpose.

77 provides a crossword a week for 2 years; approx 20 minutes class time x 77.

Price £139 for electronic download; no VAT; no P&P

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May/June 2025 timetable

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Anforme books

The Economics Factory now has digital versions of the Anforme A level Economics B books

Visit the Economics Factory
 


May/June 2025 timetable

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Training

October 2024 exam series

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January 2025 timetable

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January 2026 provisional timetable

The feedback window is open from Monday 24 June to Friday 19 July. Please send any feedback to Timetables@Pearson.com

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Onscreen exams rollout

IAL Economics will have the first onscreen assessment available from 2026.

Make sure you’re signed up for the latest onscreen assessment news to find out how to register your school.

For help with:

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  • free resources
  • paid-for resources

For help with:

  • the key command verbs
  • grade boundaries and statistics

Training


Onscreen exams rollout

International GCSE Economics will have the first onscreen assessment available from 2024.

Make sure you’re signed up for the latest onscreen assessment news to find out how to register your school.

The Pearson onscreen sandbox (test environment) gives students all the practice they need to explore the platform’s functionality and build their confidence before they sit their exams onscreen.

It’s easy to register for an account: just click on Register for an account and enter your email address as your user ID.

The materials are digitised in the same platform as the mock and high-stakes onscreen exams and are a good opportunity for teachers and students to get to know the platform and functionality available.

Whilst the user experience mirrors what can be expected from the mocks and high-stakes assessments, please note that any solutions submitted through the sandbox environment by candidates will not be saved.


Modular International GCSE

International GCSE Economics is in the first group of subjects to make a modular route available to learners from September 2023.

This means that we will have both a modular and a linear route to achieve this qualification.

If you are happy with the linear approach, there is no need to move to the modular route; our linear International GCSEs will continue to be offered and taken widely by learners around the world. ​

However, if you believe the modular route will be of benefit to your learners, this will be available from September 2023 with the first exams in May/June 2024.


Course planner and schemes of work for Modular International GCSE Economics

To help your planning we now have both a course planner and a scheme of work for the modular International GCSE in Economics.


November 2024 timetable

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May 2025 timetable

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Assessment

This letter from the Chief Regulator includes a section on grading arrangements for this summer.

There is a new support page for you to bookmark – General qualifications assessment support. Here we’ll share news information and updates from Ofqual, the Department for Education (DfE), the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and Pearson, relating to the exams and assessments for our GCSE, AS and A level qualifications.

We’ll be updating it regularly so you know you’ve got all the latest announcements, news, support materials and updates to enable you to teach our qualifications, help your students with their assessments and post-results support, to enable them to progress.


Other information

App-based multi-factor authentication for all users of Edexcel Online was introduced in December, to protect your data and maintain the integrity of our assessments.

This replaced the existing web based multi-factor authentication, and became mandatory on 5 December. All users require access to a smart phone device to receive a verification code to access Edexcel Online.

Based on feedback received this graphic was created to answer some common questions.

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Additional guidance on using app based MFA to access the Pearson Portal can be found in the Pearson Portal Authenticator support article.

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