What is the most effective way to ensure that your pupils really understand key economic principles?

This resource contains a selection of around 200 questions on microeconomics which will force your students to think, consider and then think again, the kind of mental exercise that helps to ensure that knowledge and understanding are retained for exam purposes and beyond.

There are 13 sets of explained true/ false questions which are designed to secure and strengthen an excellent understanding of key principles in economics. In doing so, many of the questions asked have been set with a clear aim of stretching and challenging students to deliver A and A* grades in their final examinations. A further objective is also to develop the skills needed to tackle multiple choice question papers set by the AQA and Edexcel examining boards. This is achieved by prompting students to interrogate every word in the question. Many of these questions turn on a single phrase or word.

Model answers are provided, which allows students to mark their own papers, if required, again making best use of teachers’ time. They also provide students with a permanent feedback record, which will prove invaluable during their final examination preparation period.

Each of the test papers covers an area of the syllabus which may be set on a weekly basis as a topic test. They can also be used very effectively as a researched homework activity.

However, these materials will work equally well as a revision tool in the second term by helping keep students’ knowledge of micro-economics fresh once the teacher has moved on to macro-economics. This will be particularly important to many teachers now that January modular exams at A level have ended. Indeed, teachers will notice that some questions contain a synoptic element for precisely this reason.

Microeconomics Assessment Tests for AS, A2, and IB provides an invaluable resource for busy teachers of AS, A2, IB and even first year university students of economics.

Sample pages can be viewed at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/economics/T1824

ISBN: 978 1 86083 871 2; Order code: T1824emn

The volume is available as…

  • Photocopiable book, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • Both the book and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery

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Answering six common questions asked about getting a synthetic sports pitch installed in the grounds of a school.

Installation of a synthetic sports pitch in the grounds of your school will always raise questions for the very simple reason that it will be viewed as a big project.

We have therefore put together a list of the six common questions asked about the installation of a synthetic sports pitch and answered them accordingly, so you can pitch the idea to your colleagues and reassure those who may be sceptical about the idea.

Question one: How fast can a new synthetic pitch be installed?

Question two: What is the lowest cost method of installing a synthetic sports pitch?

Question three: Is it environmentally friendly?

Question four: Are they safe?

Question five: Is it suitable to hire out to sports clubs in the community?

Question six: How long will a synthetic sports pitch last?

To answer all of this, and more, we install the very latest development in synthetic sports pitches which means we can now offer a huge reduction in construction time, so installation during the summer break (or any other time of year) is now perfectly possible.

ShockWave pitches cost no more than other pitches to install because of the use of modern techniques and materials and the reduced need for aggregate – and they bring with them both environmental and reduced injury benefits.

In a unique approach to shock absorption the amount of aggregate which has to be laid underneath a Shockwave pitch is halved, thereby not only cutting costs but also offering significant environmental savings and benefits.

ShockWave naturally meets the performance criteria of the FA, RFU, Gaelic Football and Rugby League Football and is seen as a cost effective solution for facility providers looking to hire out their pitches to as many users as possible.

Plus, a ShockWave pitch is guaranteed for 20 years.

There is more information on Shockwave at www.shockwave.nottssport.com.

To find out more about the various pitch surfacing systems designed and developed by Notts Sport, click here. We work closely with schools to make the installation of multi-use sport facilities an affordable option, providing advice on funding where it is needed.

There is further information on our website at http://nottssport.co.uk/ or if you would like to arrange a free review of your sports facilities do please call us on 01455 883 730 or email us at info@nottssport.com