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Teaching Pearson/Edexcel A-Level Economics A for the First Time

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This new course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers new to teaching Pearson/Edexcel A-Level Economics A. The course is designed to improve teachers’ understanding of A-Level teaching and ensure students have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades. Teachers will receive new teaching approaches and techniques, ideas, as well as key guidance in how to develop with advice on the standards of A-Level and best ways to prepare students with the exam as the endgame. Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student A-Level abilities.


  • Provide new teachers of A-level Economics with the structure, planning and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges
  • Find out more about the key challenges and how to teach them
  • Gain insight into the content, the exam structures, how the exams are marked and what the examiners are looking for
  • Take away effective strategies on how to teach the course to maximise student potential in all components
  • Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery and performance
  • Discuss examples of student work and how to prepare students to get the maximise possible marks


The Challenges and what to Expect from Students 10.00 – 10.40am
  • An overview of the specification content and assessment procedures
  • Identifying and meeting the key challenges of the course
  • Ensuring a successful start for students in becoming independent learners
  • Supporting students to develop excellent economic skills to be successful

Focus on Microeconomics – Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour 10.40 – 11.40am
  • Effective strategies for presenting essential concepts in microeconomics
  • Approaches to teaching the tricky topics successfully
  • Mastering paper 1 exam skills – understanding how the paper is assessed – the questions and question types
  • Enhancing application skills in student responses

Morning break

11.40 – 12.00pm
Paper 2: The National and Global Economy – a Spotlight on Macroeconomics 12.00 – 1.00pm
  • Exploring fundamental concepts in macroeconomics
  • Strategies for teaching the more challenging content effectively
  • Optimising approaches to paper 2, excelling in the different question types
  • Fostering robust analytical skills in student responses

Lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm
Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – The Synoptic Paper 2.00 – 3.00pm
  • How to prepare your students for paper 3
  • Approaches to mastering paper 3 question responses
  • A closer look at data response questions
  • Incorporating effective evaluation techniques into answers

Afternoon Break

3.00 – 3.10pm
Marking, Assessment and Feedback 3.10 – 3.40pm
  • Decoding the exam marking criteria and enhancing proficiency in applying the mark scheme
  • What is the examiner looking for to reach top grades?
  • Marking and assessment strategies: supporting students to access the higher level grades
  • Assessing extended open responses: a critical analysis


London | Thursday 14 December 2023
London | Thursday 21 March 2024

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London | Thursday 14 December 2023
London | Thursday 21 March 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.



  • New teachers of A-Level Economics
  • Heads of Department for Economics


  • A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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