Face-to-face CPD

Essential A-Level Economics Year 13 Microeconomics

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the effective teaching of microeconomics topics and concepts typically taught in the second year of A-Level Economics.


Face-to-face CPD
1 day (10am to 3.15pm)
£294.00 inc VAT

All non-specialist, early career or inexperienced Economics teachers.

What we'll cover

  • Overview of core topics - what they are and what they mean
  • Introduction to market structures and types of firm
  • Overview of the teaching year - planning your time and structuring your teaching
  • Overview of differences between awarding bodies

  • Types of costs and simple calculations
  • Costs in the short run and long run
  • Cost curves and links with supply curves
  • Exam-style questions

  • Revenue for price-takers and price-makers
  • Revenue curves and links with demand curves
  • Exam-style questions

  • Characteristics of market structures and links to the diagrams
  • Business objectives and efficiency
  • Outcomes and equilibrium
  • Exam-style questions

  • The nature and purpose of competition policy
  • Linking year 12 and year 13 microeconomics
  • The impact of competition policy

  • Overview of the significant differences between awarding bodies
  • Introduction to labour demand and supply
  • Imperfections in the labour market
  • The importance of connections with Macroeconomics
  • Exam-style questions

  • Links with other topics
  • Essential quantitative skills
  • Using and understanding case studies

The tutor2u approach to CPD

  • A full day of CPD designed and delivered by experienced subject specialists

  • Practical, ready-to-use resources that you can put to use and share with colleagues as soon as you return to the classroom

  • A chance to have your questions answered, and teaching problems solved

  • An invaluable opportunity to share ideas and experiences with colleagues from other centres and to build a network of contacts

  • Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch

Your hosts

  • Jon Clark

    Jon is an experienced A-Level and GCSE economics teacher, presenter and author. Jon also leads tutor2u's research and development activities into resource innovation and our online platform.

  • Ruth Tarrant

    Experienced teacher of Economics and Politics, formerly HOD at Bedales School. Ruth is also a senior examiner.

About Essential

Designed to support all non-specialist, early career or inexperienced teachers delivering specific qualifications.

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