October 2022 Economics update

1 October 2022

October 2022 Economics update

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Welcome to this October update!

Featured in this month's update we have reminders about key dates, FT 4 Schools and Anforme Economics books from The Economics Factory.  There is also an invitation to consider becoming an examiner with us.

Below is the link inviting you to sign up to the October webinar in the Peter Jones Foundation webinar series called 'Igniting Enterprise'. (Creative destruction is included in the Economics B specification and the idea of business growth is in all specifications).

I hope the term is going well.

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Key dates

Date Activity
13 October 2022 Igniting Enterprise - a webinar hosted by the Peter Jones Foundation featuring Priscilla Israel
18 October 2022 Entry deadline for the January 2023 IAL exam series
18 October 2022 Entry deadline for the January 2023 International GCSE series
16 December 2022 Closure of the Access To Scripts service (via Script Viewer) for the May/June 2022 exam series.
12 January 2023 Results day for IAL October 2022 exam series

FT 4 Schools

A reminder that The Financial Times offers a free digital subscription to schools around the world who have students aged 16-19. This allows teachers to access and use articles, charts, data and video in their teaching and learning and allows learners the chance to broaden their reading and knowledge.

Find out more.

Anforme books

The Economics Factory now has digital versions of

  • the Anforme A level Economics A books
  • the Anforme A level Economics B books

Visit the Economics Factory
 

Examining with Pearson Edexcel

Whatever your reason for considering becoming an examiner for Pearson Edexcel, a role within a subject assessment team can help develop your subject knowledge to better prepare students for high stakes assessments, improve your own teaching and learning approaches in the classroom, and can give you a chance to network and collaborate with other Economics teachers. Over time, there are opportunities to progress into the role of team leader, where you can develop the key skills needed to manage a team.

Economics is a very popular subject in UK schools and colleges and we are looking to expand our assessment teams to meet a growing demand.  We would therefore welcome existing and newly trained teachers to apply to join Pearson Edexcel as an Assessment Associate (AA).

Key benefits of becoming an AA with Pearson Edexcel include

  • Professional Development – Becoming an examiner, team leader, or more senior role within a subject assessment team, will be the best subject specific training you can receive to help you progress up the career ladder within UK and International schools. Our senior examiners are all either subject leaders or part of the senior leadership in their schools.
  • Flexibility – as an examiner, standardisation, training and your assessment work will all be completed remotely, allowing you the flexibility to manage your time in a way that works for you.
  • Pay – examining for Pearson Edexcel pays not only for the work you complete but also for your time training and standardising. Over time, opportunities can expand to other paid roles relating to support and development of the subject more broadly, including paid resource development, network lead, professional development programmes and paid focus group work, all through our awarding organisation.

Please use the link below to complete an online application form, and start your journey to becoming an AA with us.

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


 

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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
     

Understanding assessment and improving delivery in International A Level Economics

  • Module 1: 15 November
  • Module 2: 22 November

This online training is designed for teachers who are delivering the Pearson Edexcel International A Level Economics specification.

This training will give you an understanding of how assessments are structured for the qualification and how your teaching can be adapted to help your students’ performance on examination papers.

The training is comprised of two 'standalone' modules which are booked separately.

Results day: 12 January 2023

2022 Oct TT

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Entry deadline: 18 October 2022

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

Understanding assessment and improving delivery in International GCSE Economics

  • Module 1: 17 October
  • Module 2: 18 October

This online training is designed for teachers who are delivering the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Economics specification.

This training will give you an understanding of how assessments are structured for the qualification and how your teaching can be adapted to help your students’ performance on examination papers. The training is comprised of two 'standalone' modules which are booked separately.

Entry deadline: 18 October 2022

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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