Presentation on theme: "Economics... Making people happier..... Welcome to Economics Your teachers: Mr Elmas – Head of Department Miss Patel Mr Mcginty You will have a combination."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Economics Your teachers: Mr Elmas – Head of Department Miss Patel Mr Mcginty You will have a combination of two of these teachers
AS year Unit 1 –Competitive Markets: How they work and why they fail –Introductory unit –Basic model of Demand and Supply Unit 2 –Managing the Economy –Looks at national economic policy
AS Year Each Unit is marked out of 80 Your mark is then converted to UMS Your UMS score determines your AS grade Not possible to get an A* We then use a combination of your AS grade, and observations on work ethic to give a predicted grade which you use for your UCAS application To get an A* prediction you need 90+% UMS at AS plus a fantastic work ethic!!
Lower 6 th Economics Testing, testing, and more testing!! Progress tests every 3 weeks These tests will be based on cumulative knowledge Start off short and will increase as our knowledge progresses System of self review against targets so you know how to progress towards your target grade Pass mark = 56% C grade
A2 Year Unit 3 –Business Economics and Economic Efficiency –Looks at how businesses operate and market structures Unit 4 –The Global Economy –Looks at how different countries interact and whole world issues
A2 Year Unit 3 is marked out of 80 Unit 4 out of 100 Unit 3 is worth 80 UMS whilst Unit 4 is worth 120 Higher weighting attached to Unit 4 as more difficult Now possible to get an A* - need ≥180 UMS i.e. 90+%
Opportunities within Economics Economics Society –Meet every Tuesday lunch –Run by a committee with two joint presidents Target 2.0 competition –Enter each year –Team of 4 with 2 reserves
Expectations Turn up each week! If you miss a lesson see your teacher to catch up on any work missed Print off and bring in the powerpoint of each lesson from moodle, you will be informed of which to bring in Annotate your notes – a lot of information won’t be on the slides Keep up to date with economic news – vital! Participation – don’t be passive in your education!
Things to do Print off the course specifications from moodle or the Edexcel website for Units 1 and 2. Guest access to moodle via password: AdamSmith Read through these and put them in your folders. Print off the first powerpoint for each unit and bring these into your lesson
Our Results A* = 14% A*/A = 68% A*/B = 95% National Economics Results A* = 7% A*/A = 32% A*/B = 61% Economics – making people happier…