A Level Economics · Edexcel (Pearson)
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April
Edexcel (Pearson) 9ECO
Length of Course
9am to 6pm daily
Although much of the theory covered is similar to the Edexcel legacy (2008) specification the examination structure of this new linear A level is radically different. A large focus of the course is teaching students how to present their theoretical knowledge and understanding into the contextualised structure examiners are looking for. Participants in the course will benefit from the experience of tutors who work as examiners for the examination board.
The course examines key topic areas and extensive use is made of exam-based questions to illustrate relevant principles and examination techniques. The course will cover most aspects of the specification, although particular emphasis will be placed on topic areas and examination techniques that student generally find most difficult.
The course covers the following areas:
Theme 1 Introduction to markets and market failure
The nature of economics, how markets work, market failure and government
Theme 2 The UK economy – performance and policies
Measures of economic performance, aggregate demand and aggregate
supply, national income, economic growth, macroeconomic objectives and
Theme 3 Business behaviour and the labour market
Business growth and objectives, revenues, cost and profits, market structures, labour market and government intervention.
Theme 4 A global perspective
International economics, poverty and inequality, emerging and developing
economies, the financial sector, the role of the state in the macroeconomy.