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A Level Economics Flying Start Student Workshops

  • Levels: AS
  • Exam boards: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas

Designed to support Year 12 students in the first year of taking A Level Economics, our Flying Start Student Workshops focus on the core Year 1 teaching content and aim to build essential exam technique.

Who's it for: All Year 12 A Level Economics students in the first year of their two-year linear A Level course.
Price: £25 per student (+VAT)
Hosts: Jon Clark, Nicky King, Penny Brooks, Ruth Tarrant

About this event

The A Level Economics Flying Start workshop is ideal for all students coming towards the end of their first year of A Level Economics. Students taking AS Economics in May 2018 as well as those wanting to maximise their performance in end-of-year internal exams will find this intensive, one-day course particularly useful.

The A Level Economics Flying Start Workshop combines:

  • Four hours of intensive large-group tuition by our experienced A Level Economics presenter team
  • An enlarged workshop booklet containing all the session content, extension activities, guidance on exam-board specific exam technique and other essential revision materials

Learning outcomes

The session programme for A Level Economics Flying Start is as follows:

Session 1 - Number Blast

10.30 – 11.15

In this session we will look at some of the key topics from Year 1 of your Economics A Level and consider how numerical and quantitative skills may be assessed. Topics include elasticities, the shifts in demand and supply curves, interpreting index numbers, interpreting charts and calculating mean and median.

Session 2 - Market Failure and Government Intervention

11.15 – 12.00

Here we will consider under what circumstances free-market conditions do not always lead to the optimum social outcome. We will also look at how the Government intervenes to combat such market failure and how this intervention is not always successful. Topics include inequity and information gaps. The session will also consider the vital elements of effective analysis.

Session 3 - UK Economic Performance and Demand Side Policies

12.15 – 13.00

In this session, we will consider how the UK’s economic performance is measured, how the economy is currently performing and look at some of the demand-side policies used by the UK government. As well as looking at what causes shifts in aggregate demand and supply curves, poor growth in the UK’s production sector and the impact of high levels of inflation the session will look at evaluation skills and apply these to the arguments used to justify demand-side policies.

Session 4 - Supply-Side Policies and Policy Conflicts

13.50 – 15.15

In the afternoon session we are going to focus on the instruments of supply-side policy, how they have been used in the UK and their implications. We will also consider how different policies may have caused conflicting outcomes for the Government’s Economic objectives. Topics include productivity in the UK, the UK’s policies to deal with so-called ‘zombie’ companies and research and development.

Your hosts

    Jon Clark


    Jon worked in Further Education for 22 years, teaching primarily vocational business courses and A level Economics. Alongside this he became a Senior Manager, Head of Faculty and a Quality Manager with responsibility for course performance and teaching and learning development. He is now Head of Resources and Innovation at tutor2u with particular responsibility for designing and delivering teacher CPD and student revision workshops in Economics. Jon also develops the tutor2u Powerpoint resources, combining proven teaching strategies with his computer coding skills to produce interactive and engaging activities.


    Nicky King

    Radley College

    Teacher of Economics at Abingdon School, Oxfordshire. Former Head of Department at Radley College, Oxfordshire. Experienced examiner and regular contributor at tutor2u’s student exam coaching workshops.

    Penny Brooks

    Experienced Economics and Business teacher, examiner and former HOD. Penny is also a leading contributor to the tutor2u Economics blog, student exam workshops and a significant number of Economics CPD courses.

    Ruth Tarrant


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

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