Instituto Salesiano Macau

2016-2017 Course Outline

 

Course Name

Economics

Form

4A

Textbooks

Economics: Complete Economics for Cambridge IGCSE & O Level Second Edition

 

Course Objectives

 

 

 

Cognitive

Domain

 

 

The Economics course is divided into three sections: introductory, intermediate and advanced. In Form 4A, we focus on the first section - Introductory Economics.

The Introductory Economics offers students an introduction and basic description of subject content. It focuses on most current business practice.

 

 

 

 

Affective

Domain

 

The primary focus of this course will be on improving the students' abilities to demonstrate the application of economic models as represented in written, numerical and graphical form.

Students who follow this course will have a good understanding of economic concepts and its applications, and will find the transition to the study of Economics in Form 5 relatively easy to achieve.

 

 

Psychomotor

Domain

 

 

The Introductory Economics is theoretical as well as practical and it is closely pegged to the course objectives of the major external economic examination body, IGCSE. This course lays an appropriate foundation for the further study of Economics in Form 5A.

 

 

Course Outline

Term

Unit

Teaching Contents

Activities

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Chapter 1, 2,

3, 7, 10

 

 

The Market System:

The role of the market in solving the economic problem

Demand and supply

The labour market

 

 

 

Reading buddies and Career talk: Golden Oldies

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Chapter 4, 8,

12, 13

 

Business Economics:                                                                     

Production                                                                                   

Competition

Public and private sector

 

 

Reading buddies and

Practical Office


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14,

16, 17, 18

 

Government and the Economy:

Macroeconomic objectives:

Economic growth, inflation, unemployment, balance of payment and protection of environment.

 

 

The Global Economy:

International trade

Exchange rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading buddies

 

Reference Books

1

Edexcel IGCSE Economics - Rob Jones

2

Economics for IGCSE 2nd Edition - A Anderton

3

Economics for IGCSE and O Level Revision Guide - Brian Titley

 

Useful Links

Descriptions

Link

Edexcel

www.edexcel.org.uk