AQA A Level Economics: Aiming for A/A* & Supporting Able Students

Code:
8550

AQA A Level Economics: Aiming for A/A* & Supporting Able Students

£229.00

In-School Only

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

This NEW course will demonstrate how to guide your best students to achieve  Grades A & A* in AQA A Level Economics examinations. Led by experienced economics examiner and teacher, Dr Martin Meenagh, the course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas for all 3 components which will stretch and challenge able students and develop their higher level skills. Using feedback from the most recent exams, the course will outline what is expected of high ability students and explore ways to build your teaching practice around this.

Key focus areas include:

  • market and government failure, and the changes in merit good ‘markets’ and government provision since 2010
  • market structures, and the advantages and disadvantages of monopoly and oligopoly
  • macroeconomic policy (particularly monetary and fiscal policy in an era of Qe, ultra low interest rates, bond yield problems, and food inflation/shrinkflation
  • global economic issues such as trade, exchange rates, a general housing crisis, and climate change policy.

The focus is on top end students achieving top grades in the most difficult areas but wold be of benefit for all teachers looking to support students aiming high.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

Attendees will:

  • Gain teaching approaches and strategies for those key challenge areas eg market failure and government failure
  • Take away tried and tested approaches to help students construct logical, substantiated and coherent answers gain a deepened appreciation of the role Economics can play supporting other subjects and career paths
  • Increase your range of teaching methods and strategies for focussing students on returns to scale, diminishing returns, economies of scale in different market structures
  • Tackle with confidence Papers Two and Three and their challenges:  ‘glocalisation’ global oligopolies, and Brexit
  • Explore sample answers and teaching strategies from housing, poverty, the environment, Brexit, and infrastructure projects
COURSE DATES & LOCATION In-School Only
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Heads of Department
  • All Economics Teachers
  • Economics teachers looking to transfer exam boards to AQA
COURSE CODE 8550
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice, and guidance
  • Model answers and notes on key topics
  • Powerpoint presentations and files focussed on trade, exchange rates, market structures, market failure, with a 2021 focus
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

Additional information

Key Stage

GCSE

Course Leader

Owen Jermy

Job Title

Head of Department, Subject Teacher, G & T Coordinator, CPD Coordinator

Category

NQTs, Teaching & Learning

Subject

Economics