Useful articles relevant to Edexcel A Level Economics – Theme 4, A Global Perspective

Useful article relevant to Edexcel A Level Economics, Theme 4 – A Global Perspective...

The Bank of England has this morning published its twice yearly financial stability report:

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/fsr/2016/nov.aspx

The content is summarised by the BBC here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38135133

This is relevant for Specification content section 4.4 and in particular 4.4.3

Also it would be good for students to look at the 7 actual scenarios of the BoE stress test. These form the basis of the BoE’s predictions regarding the robustness of the UK banking system.

Detailed below, each would form a great ‘what if?’ talking point for a Theme 4 discussion.

 BoE actual stress test scenarios

  • UK house prices fall by 31%
  • UK GDP falls by 4.3%
  • UK unemployment rises to 9.5%
  • Global GDP falls nearly 2%
  • China enters recession with -0.5% growth
  • US and Eurozone GDP fall by 3%
  • Oil drops to $20 a barrel

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Edexcel GCE A Level Business Paper 3 Pre-Released 2017 Context – NOW RELEASED

Edexcel’s GCE A Level Business Paper 3 Pre-released 2017 Context is on the ‘Health and Fitness Industry’

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Edexcel GCE Business Paper 3 Research Topic 2017 – Health and Fitness Industry

Paper 3 research topic is now out and is on the Health and Fitness Industry – click here for the document.

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  • Step by step research tasks for students with links to relevant articles - to encourage students to undertake in-depth, independent research on each aspect required to be covered in Edexcel’s pre-released context document, with links to relevant articles, and points to consider.
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Worksheet for A293 Bowton Mountain Festival 2017 – OCR GCSE Business Studies

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THEME 1: ‘Introduction to Markets & Market Failure’

  • Paper 1 – concerns Nature of Economics (1.1 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 2 – concerns How Markets Work (1.2 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 3 – concerns Market Failure AND Government Intervention (1.3 and 1.4).
  • Paper 4 – concerns the entire themeMarkets and Market Failure (1.1 to 1.4).

THEME 2: ‘UK Economy-Performance & Policies

Paper 1 – concerns Measures of Economic Performance (Section 2.1 of the specification subject content).

  • Paper 2 – concerns Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply AND National Income (Sections 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 3 – concerns Economic Growth AND Macroeconomic objectives and policies (Sections 2.5 and 2.6).
  • Paper 4 – concerns the entire theme – The UK Economy – Performance & Policies (2.1 to 2.6).

THEME 3: ‘ Business Behaviour and The Labour Market’

Paper 1 – concerns Business Growth AND Business Objectives AND Revenues, Costs & Profits (Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the specification subject content).

  • Paper 2 – concerns Market Structures (Section 3.4 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 3 – concerns Labour Market AND Government Intervention (Sections 3.5 and 3.6).
  • Paper 4 – concerns the entire themeBusiness Behaviour and The Labour Market (3.1 to 3.6).

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A293 Bowton Mountain Festival 2017 – OCR GCSE Business Studies – Worksheet

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OCR GCSE Business A293 Exam on Bowton Mountain Festival (J253)

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§  Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range ofresponses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.

§  A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.

§  Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

 

Two additional mock papers will also be published in February 2017.  

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AQA AS & AL Economics – Multiple Choice Questions – Complimentary Extract

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Both the AQAAS Economics examination Paper 1 and Paper 2 include 20 multiple choice questions, which represents almost 30% (28.6%) of the total 70 marks available for this particular paper.  The AQA A LevelPaper 3 includes 30 multiple choice questions, which represents almost 40% (37.5%) of the total 80 marks available for this particular paper.   Practice multiple choice questions should, therefore, form part of every AQA AS Economics student’s revision programme.

The structure of APT’s multiple choice questions enables students to be tested at the end of each subject content area covered in class, as well as at the very end of their study of each unit.  Questions are included on every sub-topic area listed in the specification, and explanations are provided for every question posed - further helping to consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the subject.  

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Click HERE to download our complimentary resource from our Multiple Choice Questions for AQA AS Economics (New Spec) Paper 1 – The Operation of Markets & Market Failure.  This free extract is ’test 1’ of  paper 1.1 on Economic Methodology and the Economic Problem.  The full APT resource consists of 12 sets of 20 multiple choice questions, with

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1.     Economic methodology and the economic problem

2.     Price determination in a competitive market

3.     Production, costs and revenue

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5.     The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets 

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Free Extracts from APT’s Theme 1 Papers for Edexcel Economics AS AL Spec A

Free Extracts from APT’s Theme 1 Papers for Edexcel Economics AS AL Spec A

Click HERE to download our second complimentary resource from our: APT Theme 1 Papers for Edexcel Economics AS AL Spec A.  This Second free extract is the Mark Schemes & Example Model Answers from our Interim Paper 1 on 1.1 Nature of Economics.

Our APT Full Resource is constructed to enable students to be formally tested at various key points throughout their study of the theme, as well as upon completion.  Hence, there are 3 ‘interim’ papers and 1 ‘end of theme’ paper, together with Mark Schemes and Example Model Answers for each Paper as follows: 

  • Paper 1 – concerns Nature of Economics (1.1 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 2 – concerns How Markets Work (1.2 of the specification subject content).
  • Paper 3 – concerns Market Failure AND Government Intervention (1.3 and 1.4).
  • Paper 4 – concerns the entire themeMarkets and Market Failure (1.1 to 1.4).

The four question papers have been written to include questions that test as many areas listed in the specification subject content relating to Theme 1 as possible. 

The style and format of each paper is based on the sample assessment material produced by Edexcel for AS Economics A and the papers have been written by a senior examiner for multiple examination boards and experienced teacher of AS and A Level Economics.

What is the Benefit to Teachers? ….. The question papers, mark schemes and detailed example model answers included in this resource will, ultimately:

  • minimise the need for you to devise appropriate questions to test your students’ knowledge and understanding at various points throughout their Economics course.
  • enable you to test students’ regularly (every 8 to 10 weeks) in a formal examination setting.
  • build students’ confidence in sitting AS (and A Level) Economics exams.
  • identify any gaps in your students’ knowledge and understanding that need to be re-visited.
  • familiarise your students with the skills examiners look for and how to secure high grades.

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 We are producing similar resources for Themes 2, 3 and 4, as well as mock examination papers for A Level Papers 1, 2 and 3 for Edexcel Economics Spec A: