Carlong Economics for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide, Exercises & DVD

Carlong Economics for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide, Exercises & DVD

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Carlong . . . for CSEC . . .

Subject: Business

ISBN: 978 976 638 104 2

Pages: 446

Age Group: 14 - 17 years

Published: 2011

Carlong Economics for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide, Exercises, DVD is a new textbook that responds to the demands of the CSEC Economics syllabus. The book is accompanied by an exciting interactive DVD that will help students to better understand the topics that they have found more challenging in the exams. The DVD features numerous videos, games, puzzles, quizzes and statistical data to enhance students learning experience.

The textbook and DVD help to prepare students to do well in the examination as they provide real-life Caribbean and global examples to illustrate the concepts.
Organization of the text
The book is organized into 3 parts.
  • Part 1 introduces the text and gives an overview of the syllabus requirements to both the students and teachers.
  • Part 2 deals with the 7 topics of the syllabus:
    • The Nature of Economics
    • Production, Economic Resources and Resource Allocation
    • Markets and Prices/Market Structures (divided into 2 parts)
    • The Financial Sector
    • Economic Management: Policies and Goals
    • International Trade
    • Caribbean Economies in a Global Environment
  • Part 3 focuses on the School Based Assessment (SBA) and preparation for examinations with practice tests and exercises.
  • Authors

    Karlene Robinson
    former Head of the Business Department at Excelsior High School, Jamaica. As a teacher-educator and an examiner, she has trained teachers in the SBA component of the CSEC Principles of Business examination throughout the Caribbean. She is currently a librarian/lecturer in Information Literacy at the UWI library, Mona.
    Novelette Cooke
    served for years as Head of the Business Department at the Turks and Caicos Community College and was formerly Head of the Business Department at St Hugh's High School, Jamaica. She has also worked as a regional examiner in business subjects and as a trainer at examination workshops.

    Key Features

    • Objectives and an Overview for each syllabus section are featured at the start of each section in the book
      See the following pages for examples: 10, 103, 141, 191, 320-321
    • Numerous practice exercises and simulated essay type examination questions to meet the requirements of the CSEC Economics examination.
      See the following pages for examples: 56, 61, 67, 271-276, 296, 362, 397-430
    • Discussion points, exercises and coursework assignments to test student understanding
      See the following pages for examples: 26, 30, 42, 138, 166, 279, 352, 355, 362, and 379
    • Applying the Concepts exercises which test understanding by using case studies, stimuli or situations that relate to economics in the real world.
      See the following pages for examples: 32, 91, 131, 176, 219, and 308
    • Multiple Choice Questions and coursework questions for extra practice.
    • See the following pages for examples: 40, 99, 136, 186, 226, 277, 316, and 378
    • Guide to Responses and Sample Responses for each section
      See the following pages for examples: 35-39, 93-98, 179-185, 311-315, and 372-378
    • Illustrative material such as photos, graphs, tables and formulas throughout the text help to simplify difficult topics See the following pages for examples:122,159, 205,329
    • General guidelines on preparing for the Economics examination
      See pages: 382-392
    • Detailed and systematic guide to writing CSEC School Based Assessment (SBA) projects
      See pages: 382-387
    • Comprehensive index and glossary of key terms provides quick references
      See pages: 431-444

    Look out For:

    • Interactive DVD containing extra material to help students with difficult topics, exam practice, teaching and answers/feedback
    • Study Guide
    • Practice Examination tests
    • Glossary of key terms
    • Tips and pointers on how to do well in the examination

    Notes To Teachers:

    To the Teacher

    Welcome to Carlong Economics for CSEC with SBA, Exercises and Study Guide. The text also comes with a supplementary/ supporting DVD which will assist students in the most challenging areas of the CSEC Economics syllabus. Carlong Economics for CSEC will provide a bridge for your students to cross over to CAPE Economics and Management of Business. The syllabus provides students with a good foundation in economic theories and concepts. However, the major focus of the syllabus is the application of these theories and concepts to an understanding of economic issues and problems that are widespread in the countries of the Caribbean region.
    Despite the fact that Section 7 is devoted entirely to Caribbean economies you should use opportunities throughout the syllabus to apply theories and concepts to the Caribbean situation. In order to assist your students in covering the objectives of this syllabus, you need to be creative in how you present the information. It is recommended that you utilize resource people (where necessary) who are experts in certain aspects of the syllabus. Try to utilize group discussions and debates on areas like the provisions of national budgets. Also employ discussions on surveys of living conditions reports and UNDP reports on Caribbean territories. Generously utilize examples as much as possible to cement concepts taught. You are invited to visit the Carlong Publishers website: for more Tips for Teachers to guide you in crafting and delivering your lessons in economic theories, their interpretation and application.
    The recommended minimum time for students to be taught the principles in this course is five 40-minute periods each week, including one double period.

    To the Student

    This text is structured in such a way that it will guide you in building a strong foundation in economics so that you will be able to better understand the world around you, as well as to master further concepts that you will come across in your CAPE economics course and examination (should you choose to advance further). Strive to know the principles and concepts in each area of the syllabus so that you can apply the theories and concepts to an understanding of economic issues and problems that are affecting the Caribbean region. This text is designed to provide you with the information and guidance necessary to facilitate success in the subject.