# Quantitative Skills for AS and A Level OCR Economics

## Targeting the weak spot

For top marks in Economics, students must get to grips with the maths. Guide your students to success with this comprehensive pack of theory notes, worked examples and practice questions to use in class or as homework. Perfectly matched to the QS annex 2019 – all the tools to tackle any calculation!

## Essential exam practice

- Packed with original exam-style questions
- Plus full quantitative skills test with a variety of question types from multiple choice to data response
- Answers and A5 booklet included

## … for every student!

- Detailed explanations of key terms and concepts in student-friendly language
- Relevant, real-world data – from bus fares to wage growth
- Range of difficulty levels builds weaker learners’ confidence and challenges high achievers

"The explanations and examples were very clear and would make it easy for someone to understand even if they though they were not that good at maths." C Richards, Economics Teacher & Independent Reviewer

### What do teachers say about this resource? (6216)

This is a good supporting material for all students taking A Level OCR Economics. It is clearly broken down into sections that meet the different demands within the specification, whilst within each part there is a good mix of text, how to do the calculation/interpret data and questions to test understanding.

The provision of worked examples goes beyond the normal textbook and should provide students with greater understanding. This is supported by the questions in each section together with the ‘Quantitative Skills Targeted Skills Test’. IN each case answers are supplied so this could be used either by teachers or by students doing their own supportive learning.

A Level students are often let down by their inability to understand and apply the mathematical ideas contained in the specification. Textbooks, having to cover the whole specification, tend to assume students will understand after only a brief explanation. What this book does is to go into far more depth of explanation supported by worked examples and questions for the students. Using this in conjunction with their textbook should enable students to gain more confidence in handling calculations etc.

The layout is clear and consistent. Students having worked their way through one or two of the sections will know precisely what to expect in all the others. The move within each section from specification overview to the theory to worked examples and thus to questions for the reader is logical and helpful

I like this resource, there is a mix of explaining how to do the questions followed by examples for students to have a go at doing themselves.

I like the explanations using real world examples, this is followed with some worked examples before students have a go at some questions themselves. The resource is broken down into topic areas so students so that students can practice the maths with the relevant part of the specification.

I like the 1 hour test at the end of the resource as this included everything so a really thorough test for students.

Each unit starts off with some explanation of where various mathematical concepts might be used or how certain topics require mathematical skills. This gives students a bit of background. There is some explanation of economic theory in some cases so that students can use this resource alone without needing to look things up elsewhere. The questions at the end of each unit are a great way for students to test themselves. Answers are provided so these can be set as a homework or would be useful to give to students if a teacher is absent and cover work is needed as each unit has everything a student needs to answers the questions.

The layout is good, easy to follow and clear. I would use this with students who find maths hard. They could be set a chapter a week for homework.