Starters and Plenaries for AS and A Level Edexcel A Economics

Start up your economics classes!

Inject exam pace into your lessons with these packs of 20+ pick-up-and-teach starter and plenary activities specifically designed for the NEW 2015 specifications.

Write-on in-class activities complete with teacher’s notes and instructions to consolidate and extend learning for the next generation of economic analysts!

  • Ideal blend of individual, paired, small-group and whole-class activities
  • Engaging activities appeal to and motivate different learning styles!
  • All answers provided – great for AfL and speedy peer-assessment

★ Mind maps ★ Match-up ★ Data-response questions ★ Label the graph ★ Fill in the flow chart ★ ...And much more!

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7436)
'Stimulating ideas... a range of activities to engage learners either as a starter or plenary... Linking the activities directly to the specification was also helpful. I liked some of the more flow-chart based activities such as "Activity 1: what is economics"... for those colleagues hard-pressed for time I can see this activity pack being a significant time saver. It will, for most activities, break away from traditional teaching styles.'<BR>&ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Economics Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7801)
'Highly useful in giving students a range of activities to support their learning of theme 3. Very appropriate tasks for starters and plenaries, which will speed up planning time for teachers. This also would be useful for students who are struggling and aid them with revision. Activities are clearly varied and have a good structure to them... Summary pages before each topic explain the activities... direct relation to assessment objectives... Diagram practice... Answers are provided... Good for getting students to think of key information, recall and practice key knowledge at the start of end of lesson. These activities work well as starters and plenaries as they are short and snappy tasks that students can get on with independently but can also be reused over and over again as revision/interleaved learning.'<BR>&ndash; R&nbsp;Lamb, Head of Business & Economics, Independent Reviewer
'It covers the whole specification for Theme 3. The variety of activities is excellent and the examples given are contemporary and in line with exam. The resource provides ample opportunity for different styles of learning be it as an individual or in a larger group... I particularly liked the detail that each of the activities goes into in terms of the specific detail of the specification...<BR>I feel the resource is useful to embed the key knowledge of the exam specification... All the main content is covered and the detail of the course content is all covered.'<BR>&ndash; D&nbsp;Dent, Head of Year, Economics Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'Some interesting activities to engage the learner such as activity 6, the costs exercise... It matches the specification well and interprets the specification appropriately.' &ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Head of Economics & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7802)
'Appropriate activities that can be used to reinforce knowledge and to assess progress. The activities can be used potentially as quick homework review pieces... especially useful for those colleagues with insufficient time to prepare materials.' &ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Head of Economics & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7831)
'Highly useful in giving students a range of activities to support their learning of theme 3. Very appropriate tasks for starters and plenaries, which will speed up planning time for teachers. This also would be useful for students who are struggling and aid them with revision. Activities are clearly varied and have a good structure to them... Summary pages before each topic explain the activities... direct relation to assessment objectives... Diagram practice... Answers are provided... Good for getting students to think of key information, recall and practice key knowledge at the start of end of lesson. These activities work well as starters and plenaries as they are short and snappy tasks that students can get on with independently but can also be reused over and over again as revision/interleaved learning.'<BR>&ndash; R&nbsp;Lamb, Head of Business & Economics, Independent Reviewer
'It covers the whole specification for Theme 3. The variety of activities is excellent and the examples given are contemporary and in line with exam. The resource provides ample opportunity for different styles of learning be it as an individual or in a larger group... I particularly liked the detail that each of the activities goes into in terms of the specific detail of the specification...<BR>I feel the resource is useful to embed the key knowledge of the exam specification... All the main content is covered and the detail of the course content is all covered.'<BR>&ndash; D&nbsp;Dent, Head of Year, Economics Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'Some interesting activities to engage the learner such as activity 6, the costs exercise... It matches the specification well and interprets the specification appropriately.' &ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Head of Economics & Independent Reviewer
'Stimulating ideas... a range of activities to engage learners either as a starter or plenary... Linking the activities directly to the specification was also helpful. I liked some of the more flow-chart based activities such as "Activity 1: what is economics"... for those colleagues hard-pressed for time I can see this activity pack being a significant time saver. It will, for most activities, break away from traditional teaching styles.'<BR>&ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Economics Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer
'Appropriate activities that can be used to reinforce knowledge and to assess progress. The activities can be used potentially as quick homework review pieces... especially useful for those colleagues with insufficient time to prepare materials.' &ndash; D&nbsp;Holland, Head of Economics & Independent Reviewer