Essential A-Level Economics Teaching Context and Application for Edexcel (A)

This CPD course provides practical advice and resources on how we can help our Edexcel A-Level Economics students develop the skill of application.

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  • 2-3 hours learning time
  • 24 videos, resources and activities

About this course

The course explores how we can help our students: (1) Develop “wider contextual awareness” - I.e. the “syllabus behind the syllabus” in terms of understanding the world and relevant examples, (2) Approach and use unseen data / contexts in exam papers and other assessments (3) Use both their own wider knowledge and the new data presented in exams and assessments to good effect in their responses

Who it's for

All teachers of Edexcel A-Level Economics (A)

Course series

Essential A-Level Economics

Course outline

The videos in this section outline the role of examples and wider contextual awareness in Edexcel A-Level Economics (A) as well as the importance of being able to effectively use the unseen data provided in exam papers. The videos are packed full of useful insights as well as teaching ideas.

  • The role of context for Edexcel (A)
  • The role of wider contextual examples
  • Building a culture of contextual awareness in the classroom
  • Current affairs in the classroom
  • Economic history for Edexcel (A)
  • Learning activities for contextual awareness
  • Using quantitative data
  • Training students to use contextual knowledge
  • Context and data in exams

The videos in this section show discussions between a range of different A-Level Economics teachers on the teaching of context.

  • Planning your teaching for context and application
  • Key challenges when teaching context and application
  • Being new to teaching economic context


  • Ruth Tarrant

    Ruth is Subject Lead for Economics at tutor2u and is also a higher experienced teacher, presenter, author and senior examiner.

  • Isobel Dawson

    Isobel is an Economics graduate who trained as a Mathematics teacher before becoming and Economics teacher and then leading an Economics department. She is interested in all aspects of Economics pedagogy, but is particularly eager to find effective approaches for students who find studying the subject more challenging.

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  • 2-3 hours learning time
  • 24 videos, interactive resources and activities
  • Designed and delivered by highly experienced presenters
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  • Device-friendly learning platform

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