September 2022 Economics update

7 September 2022

Welcome to the new term and to the September update!

Are there five students in your school/college who might be interested in forming a team to compete in the 2022 Economics World Cup over a weekend in November?   Please see the feature below.  You only have one week to send an expression of interest to the UK team manager, Jonathan Shields.

This update also includes the regular features on our four Economics qualifications with exam dates and training for the two international qualifications.  If you would like to see the 2022 grade boundaries and grade statistics for each qualification, please click on the link to the assessment support page in each case.

I hope the start of term goes well.

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Key dates

Date Activity
16 September 2022 Deadline to send an expression of interest to enter your school for the 2022 Economics World Cup
29 September 2022 Deadline for Service 1, Service 2 and Service 3 reviews of marking and moderation (ROMM)
29 September  2022 Deadline for access to scripts (ATS) for ATSPE and ATSO services
18 October 2022 Entry deadline for the January 2023 IAL exam series
18 October 2022 Entry deadline for the January 2023 International GCSE series

 

 

The 2022 Economics World Cup

The Economics World Cup is an International Competition in Economics for teams of five students within a school.

The World Cup will be held over a weekend in November where students will compete, under time pressure, across three sections to win individual and team accolades (gold, silver and bronze medals).The three sections that will be tested are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), a data response and finally a team presentation that tackles a current global Economics issue.

I have only recently been appointed the position of UK Manager of this Competition, at very short notice, and I need to try and isolate the best two schools from the UK before the end of September. These two UK schools will be able to take part in this free online competition at an international level.

In order to isolate the best two schools in the UK , an intermediate UK round will need to be held – this year at very short notice. If you and your school are interested, and you can raise a team of five students at short notice to take part, please can you email me at Economicsworldcupuk@btinternet.com.

The deadline is Friday 16 September.

I apologise for the short deadlines, next year we will have a much longer deadline, but I just want to ensure that UK schools take part this year despite the very recent nature of my appointment. It would perhaps have been easier to wait until next year, but then the current cohort of students would miss out on an opportunity. However, that deadline for an expression of interest is absolutely final (16 September).

Jonathan Shields

UK Manager, Economics World Cup

 

 

Pearson Student Diversity Ambassador Programme

The Pearson Student Diversity Ambassador Programme provides a diverse group of young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard and work together with Pearson to help shape the future of education. The programme is designed to help Student Ambassadors develop their skills and actively prepare for their careers and futures beyond the classroom.

To find out more information on how you can become a partner school and enrol some of your students as ambassadors, please fill in the form below on our website.

 

 

Training: racial literacy in action

This training is intended to support your planning, teaching and conversations around race and identity – including benefits and best practice when embedding racial literacy and decolonising the curriculum across all subjects.

The sessions will prioritise practical steps that you can take immediately and that will improve your racial literacy and support your school’s embedding of anti-racist provision.

This course is intended for teachers interested in, or responsible for Diversity and Inclusion across the curriculum.

Course Title: Racial literacy in action: teaching race, identity and anti-racism (2 part course)

 

 

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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).  


 

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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.

Entry deadline: 29 August 2022

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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