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Economics - A Level

Hello! I am Mrs Sabharwal, Head of the Business Department here at Holmer Green Senior School.

As you know, Economics is a brand-new subject for students in sixth form.

To get off to a good start, you need to start thinking like an economist and that means reading a wide selection of different sources to build your knowledge of the subject. Please don’t start by reading The Economist. As the title suggests, it is mainly aimed at economists and those with some knowledge of the subject. I will be happy for you to start reading our library copy during this year.

Here are requirements and suggestions for an introduction to the subject.

  1. Requirement: using the BBC news website, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/, choose and print three articles published within the last three months, that you think may have something to do with Economics. At least one should be a story about a country other than the UK. Bring your print-outs to Economics lesson (Sept).
  1. Requirement: watch the Open University’s ’60 second adventures in Economics’. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/60-second-adventures-economics-the-invisible-hand (the other videos are linked below the first one). There are 6 videos. Watch them all, then re-watch the one that interests you most and write a summary of its key points. Bring your summary to Economics lesson (Sept).
  1. Requirement: You will need a lever arch file for A-level economics, you will need 2 sets of 12 dividers (24) and a copy of the specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Economics/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/A_Level_Econ_A_Spec.pdf

  1. Requirement: watch tutor 2 u videos on introduction to microeconomics and behavioural economics https://www.tutor2u.net/economics/blog/introduction-to-economics-portugals-ghost-roadshttps://www.tutor2u.net/economics/topics/behavioural-economics

Write a summary of the videos and bring them to your economics lesson.                                                                                         

  1. If you would like: there are three text books which will be appropriate for the course:

Edexcel A level Economics A Book 1

Publisher: Hodder Education

Author: Peter Smith

Book

ISBN: 9781471830006


Edexcel A level Economics A Book 2

Publisher: Hodder Education

Author: Peter Smith

Book

ISBN: 9781471830051

 

CGP New A-Level Economics: Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice (with Online Edition)

Product code: EKHR72

ISBN: 9781782943471

I look forward to working with you this year.

Mrs Sabharwal