Wednesday 17 February 2021
Wednesday 16 June 2021

TIME: 4.30pm-6pm 


This short session will analyse the key parts of the specification for theme 2 ensuring the delegates understand the most important parts of the course, and which key area are transferable to other themes later on in the course. The course will also consider the types of questions that are asked on theme 2 in paper 2 and how these key topics are assessed in theme 3 the synoptic paper. The course will discuss the importance of understanding of key topics in theme 2 to fully understand the complexities of theme 4. Advise will also be offered on which parts of the course to spend longer on, to ensure the students fully understand these are, as they come up time and time again throughout the themes.


  • Secure practical effective methods which maximise student results
  • To gain a secure understanding of the key theories in theme two
  • To understand they key topics in theme two, and how they are applicable to other themes.
  • How theme 2 theory is assessed in paper two and paper three.
  • The importance of understanding key areas in theme two for theme four
  • Head of departments
  • Experienced teachers who are seeking to maximise their teaching
  • Teachers who are new to Pearson/Edexcel A-Level Economics
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • You will receive a specially prepared file electronically containing detailed notes, and teaching materials and resources which will be of immediate practical benefit in the classroom.
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


Key challenges.

  • Key challenges of teaching Theme 2: understanding circular flow, the shape of the AD curve and the three AS curves. Identify the macroeconomic objectives and the demand side and supply side leavers used to affect them. Consideration of transmission mechanism. please just list them here)

Examiner key challenge analysis with strategies that produce results:

  • The importance of the circular flow: A clear understanding of aggregate demand curve and all 3 aggregate supply curves. This understanding is a prerequisite for an understanding of macroeconomics.
  • Identifying the macroeconomic objectives and consider why they are important for students understanding as well as their reference in exam answers.
  • We will also develop a secure understanding of demand and supply side policy, through fiscal, monetary and supply side manipulation.

Exam Tactics for Reaching the Highest Grades

  • Revision ideas to help students produce high grade answers.
  • Working to the standard: review of specimen scripts.

Plenary and review of the course.

Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon is a senior examiner and lead economics teacher, with over twelve years’ experience teaching with one of the ‘outstanding’ leading sixth forms in the UK. She has been commissioned to write many resources for business and economics. Helen has experience of supporting a range of teachers inside the economics classroom. She has over 15 years’ experience in developing teaching and learning strategies and coaching others to improve their pedagogy and student outcomes. She is friendly and enthusiastic and is keen to share experiences and find solutions.