18 February 2022
On Tuesday 8th February, Alderley Edge School for Girls hosted over 100 pupils from four local high schools to attend an Economics A Level revision workshop, which was run by internet sensation EconplusDal.
To all economics students, EconplusDal is the go-to economics idol and guru with over 170K YouTube followers, 8K Instagram followers and 10K Twitter followers. He provides YouTube videos that take economics students on a journey to what he calls ‘Economic Mastery’, and in his own words, will help pupils “smash your Economics exams!”
As well as A Level pupils from Alderley Edge School for Girls, pupils attended the workshop from Wilmslow High School, The Fallibroome Academy, Poynton High School and Cheadle Hulme High School. It was an invaluable experience as this week, exam boards provided pre-examination information.
EconplusDal used the workshop to focus on the key areas that will be featured in this summer’s exams, by providing bespoke tutoring workshops and advice on exam technique such as essay structure. Areas covered included; Business Efficiency and Market Structure, Competition Policy and Labour Market Themes.
Mrs Hilsley, Head of Economics & Business at Alderley Edge School for Girls said: “It’s no secret that EconplusDal is a celebrity in the world of A Level economists. It was a pleasure to host him and be joined by our fantastic local community.
“EconplusDal leans into the more challenging aspects of the course, giving the students confidence and insightful hints and tips. His enthusiasm for the subject is infectious, which was evident by the buzz in the room and long queue for a photo with man himself! We look forward to future events with EconplusDal and sharing our excellent facilitates with local schools.”
Economics Teacher at Wilmslow High School, Alison Farris, added: “He’s such a charismatic and energetic champion of economics that students can’t fail to be carried along with his enthusiasm and passion. I particularly liked that he didn’t just “revise” content, but added bags of context and sensible evaluative points. It was pitched at a challenging level, so superb for our high achievers but still accessible and motivating for all students, regardless of ability.”
Alderley Edge School for Girls Headmistress, Mrs Nicola Smillie, said: “We have been delighted to host this informative and engaging workshop for not only our Economic students but also for schools within our locality. It is very important for us to be able to work with and give back to the local community and we hope that all the schools have gone away feeling confident and ready for their exams this summer!”