A level Economics Easter Revision

Ashbourne’s Economics Easter Revision courses run in either morning or afternoon sessions over five day and are taught by Brendan Casey and Adam McMaster. Brendan is an LSE graduate who trained as an accountant and worked in the city before joining Ashbourne. He has played a key role in Ashbourne’s highly successful Economics department at the college for many years. Adam studied Economics and Business before joining the college and now leads the Ashbourne Finance Programme. Students will benefit from their experience and excellent teaching styles as well as from the small group size and individual attention, a key feature of the Easter Revision programme at Ashbourne.

What is covered in the Easter Revision course?

Ashbourne follows the Edexcel specification for Economics AS level and A level. The coverage emphasises the importance of evaluation and judgement to exam success by using a contextual approach to the study of economics.

AS level Easter Revision topics covered

Introduction to markets and market failure
Positive and normative statements, production possibility frontiers, specialisation and the division of labour, rational decision making, demand/supply, elasticities, taxes and subsidies, market failure, externalities, government failure.

The UK economy – performance and policies
Economic growth, inflation, unemployment, balance of payments, aggregate demand/supply, circular flow of income, the multiplier, output gaps, trade cycle, government economic objectives, budget deficits, fiscal policy, monetary policy, supply side policy, conflicts between economic objectives.

A level Easter Revision topics covered

Business behaviour and the labour market
Types of firms, types of integration, demergers, motives for firms, competition policy, economies and diseconomies of scale, revenues, costs, market structures, efficiency, contestability, monopsony, price discrimination, privatisation and regulation, labour markets.

A global perspective
Globalisation, patterns of trade, specialisation and trade, trade liberalisation, protectionism, trading blocs, international competitiveness, balance of payments, exchange rates, inward foreign investment, public spending and taxation, poverty and inequality, development economics.

Why Choose Ashbourne College A level Easter revision courses?
Our grandson was very ready to make a huge step from recluse, out­ of ­step with his age group, not knowing what to do with himself or how to relate to others, many of whom he found terrifying. He found travelling on the tube terrifying and trusted few people. Ashbourne has never pushed him too hard but has always encouraged every step he has taken towards what was sometimes a big risk for him. He has learned to respect himself as a learner, to be realistic about his strengths and what he finds difficult, and is learning what to do about the things he finds difficult. He is becoming sociable, well­ informed good company, smiles 100% more than he did and travels to and from Ashbourne by tube without a qualm. He is punctual (or sends a message if held up). He is learning to trust the many good people he now recognises as on his side. He is very aware of how much Ashbourne has contributed to these huge changes and is looking forward to trying out University in September, becoming a student, knowing lots of other people will arrive by different routes. A real success story/work in progress. Thank you Ashbourne
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