Wednesday 10th February 2021

Wednesday 9th June 2021

TIME: 4pm-5.30pm


This short session will analyse the key parts of the specification for theme 1 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 1 in paper 1 and how these key topics are assessed in theme 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.


  • Secure practical effective methods which maximise student results
  • Gain a secure understanding of the key theories of theme 1
  • To understand they key 4 topics in theme 1, and how they are applicable to other themes.
  • How theme 1 theory is assessed in paper 1 and paper 3.
  • How theme 1 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 1: (please just list them here)

Examiner key challenge analysis with strategies that produce results:

  • Importance of the market, including the forces of demand and supply and equilibriums.
  • Elasticities, PED, PES, XED, YED. This is the most vital concept for all students and teachers to understand.
  • Why markets fail and why this is so important for our economics understanding.
  • The role of government and how governments fail. These are hot topics for the exam and are areas student often do not fully revise or understand

Exam Tactics for Reaching the Highest Grades

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

Pleanary 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.