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How Can I Help My Child in Economics?

GCSE Economics

Ask to see your child’s exercise book every week so you can see the notes they are making in class.  Use this and their textbook to test them on the key definitions that will be extremely important for succeeding on the course.  It is also helpful to encourage them to start watching and listening to the news on TV and radio, and to start reading economics articles in newspapers.

Helpful Resources:

  • The course textbook which is issued to every child - OCR GCSE Economics by Christopher Bancroft et al.
  • For further reading to extend your child, you could try 'Economics: A Complete Course' by Moynihan & Titley or 'IGCSE Economics' by Elaine Nobbs et al.
  • There is also free online help here:

      http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/

      http://www.economicshelp.org/

 

A-Level Economics

To be successful at A-Level your child will need to become an independent learner, but they will not be one straight away and will need some help getting there.  Ask to see your child’s folder and exercise book every week so you can see the notes they are making in class.  Use this to test them on the key definitions and diagrams that will be extremely important for achieving success.  It is also helpful to encourage them to start watching and listening to the economic news on TV and radio (particularly Radio 4) and to start reading economics articles in newspapers (we recommend The Times, The Guardian and BBC News).

Helpful Resources:

  • Students will be issued with a comprehensive 'A-Level Economics Revision Guide' to support them with each part of the specification.
  • We thoroughly recommend 'AS Economics' by SJ Grant for students in Year 12.  Although it is now out of print, you may be able to get hold of a copy on ebay or Amazon.
  • There is also free online help here:

      http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/

      http://www.economicshelp.org/