Teaching A level Economics by @ashleypearce84

Name: Ashley Pearce
Twitter name: @ashleypearce84
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Economics & Business
Position: Head of Economics
What is your advice about? Teaching A level Economics

  1. Use the news! A huge majority of news stories are related to Economics, use them to make theory relevant.
  2. Simplify theories. Lots of economic theories are too wordy or numerically based, but lots of Economics is really logic.
  3. Decode questions. Students can understand all of the theory in the world but without answering the question and applying it to scenarios, they won’t get the grades.
  4. Use all available exam materials. This obviously includes past papers & mark schemes, but so many teachers forget the examiners’ report.
  5. Get the students reading. Case studies, books, newspapers, articles, websites, find a way that gets them news interested.
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