Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Message from the Editor

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

Message from the Editor

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This term of course saw the introduction of the new A level and AS level specifications in Business (not Studies) and Economics. In this issue, Paul Radley shares some reflections on his first term teaching the new AQA Business syllabus. If you teach A level, how have you got on? If you have any observations or tips on making the most of the new linear model let us know and we'l pass them on!

Another change for this academic year is the introduction of the new Ofsted Inspection. We've asked Adrian Lyons, Ofsted's national lead for economics, business and enterprise to explain the implications for schools. In his article Adrian also identifies ways in which Economics, Business and Enterprise departments can contribute to the school's overall assessment.

With major changes looming in vocational qualifications, Nikki Farrelly, Head of Vocational Studies at All Saints' Academy sets out, from first hand experience, their approach to achieving an outstanding vocational curriculum.

And as economics teachers, with the help of the new specifications, start to plug the gaps in their student's 'post-crash' economics education, Andrew Sykes explains what teachers and students can learn from a new free e-book published by the Core project. …

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