Wednesday 23th June 2021

TIME: 4pm-5.30pm


This short session will analyse the key parts of the specification for theme 3 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 3 in paper 1 and how these key topics build upon ideas met in theme 1. We will also identify how theme 3 is assessed in paper 3 the synoptic paper. 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. Please note, due to time constraints labour markets will not be covered.


  • Secure practical effective methods which maximise student results
  • Gain a clear understanding at the key theories in theme 3
  • To understand they key topics in theme 3, and how they are applicable to other themes.
  • How theme 1 theory is applicable to theme 3 and paper 1 and 3.
  • How theme 3 can be used synoptically


  • 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 Webinar
  • 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: (please just list them here)

Examiner key challenge analysis with strategies that produce results:

  • Understanding of theory of the firm, looking at AR, MR, AC, MC curves. Asking why the curves are shaped in this way, and what are their significance. We will also consider how elasticity varies along the demand curve and how this relates to a TR curve. We will consider where profit is found
  • In this session we will consider each of the market structures. In turn we will consider each of their assumptions and the Short run or long run equilibriums?
  • We will also consider the dynamics of the market, and why assumptions are so important.

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.