Year 12 Economists
Weekly Update 7
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
- John F. Kennedy
How Rich Are You? (Top 1%)
P.S. I'm super surprised that I in fact make up the top 1% of income earners in the UK! (see picture above). Take the test here:
P.P.S On Wednesday 12th November - news reports that average wage growth has now outstripped inflation for the first time in five years. See the BBC article here:
Progress Folders: 12D/Ec1 Homework
Applications are now open for The Sutton Trust US Programme!
Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 12pm
The Sutton Trust US programme includes:
- A week-long visit to the States where students will get a taste of US higher education and culture
- Four UK based residentials to receive comprehensive admissions advice
- Support from our dedicated team of knowledgeable advisors throughout the process of applying for admissions and financial aid at American universities
- In-depth admissions test preparation
- Guidance for parents and teachers
- A chance to meet other UK students interested in studying in the US
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Be in Year 12* or equivalent (eg S5 in Scotland)
- Attend a state school or college
- Not hold US citizenship
- Be from a low or middle income family
We are looking for applicants meeting all (or most) of these criteria:
- Have earned 8 or more As or A*s at GCSE or the equivalent (eg 7 or more credit passes at Scottish Standard Grade)
- Show commitment to the programme and interest in US culture and higher education
- We also welcome applications from students who would be the first in their families to go to university and from schools and colleges with little history of sending students to US universities.
Application: Students may apply online at us.suttontrust.com.
Student Application Deadline: 27 January 2015 (by noon)
School Reference Deadline: 29 January 2015 (by noon)
For more information about the Sutton Trust US Programme:
Visit the US Programme website. We will also be hosting a webinar about the programme on Tuesday, 2 December (4 pm – 5 pm). Be sure to tune in for more information about study in the US as well as US Programme application tips!
Sign up for the webinar: http://stapplicantwebinar2015.eventbrite.co.uk.
Top Revision Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O8bktGRI4c (Aggregate Demand)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-80NhkmA2s (Wealth Effects - Business Assets)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_M996Djcf8 (Wealth Effects: Stock Assets)
This is just a reminder that the Economics AP1 Exam will take place on Friday Nov 14th (Period 2)
Frequently Asked Questions
A. 5 Hours worth of lessons every fortnight, 1-1 drop in sessions, weekly email blasts, regular homework and assessment, career opportunities/guidance, access to my network, help with CV's/Personal Statements, 1 hour revision sessions (starting next week), one fortnightly phone call home, individualised academic support, exam coaching and personal mentoring.
If you actually feel that you are getting a better deal in your other subjects, then please let me know!