February 16, 2018

The Package

Positive Economics for the new Leaving Certificate specification has been written by our best-selling and highly accomplished author team of teachers, exam correctors and a practising economist.

Positive Economics is a modern, engaging, insightful and exam-focused package embracing the new specification. It includes:

  • Student Textbook
  • Research Study Booklet
  • Free Student e-Book
  • Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Free Digital Resources
  • Free Positive Economics Blog & Bi-monthly Newsletters

Student Textbook

  • Comprehensively covers the entire new Leaving Certificate Economics specification
  • Closely follows the structure of the strands outlined in the specification for student clarity and effective teaching planning
  • Learning outcomes are listed at the beginning of each chapter
  • A range of new features, including definition highlights, worked examples, exam technique tips, revision questions and application of the theory to practise
  • The wide selection of class tasks promotes independent learning
  • Includes the most recent available information on current issues
  • Contains activities that allow students to discuss disruptive trends in our economy today, including the sharing economy, a changing European Union, the internet of things and new regulations
  • Encourages students to develop their research skills by documenting how to obtain, analyse and interpret data in a real-life scenario
  • A fresh and modern design with a student-friendly layout using colourful graphs, illustrations and visual cartoon aids to enhance student learning
Positive Economics New Leaving Certificate Economics Specification


Positive Economics New Leaving Certificate Economics Specification

Research Study Booklet

  • Provides guidance and templates for completing the Research Study Report to be completed in Sixth Year and worth 20% of the total assessment mark
  • Builds on key skills already addressed in the textbook, such as processing data and information, communicating, and critical and creative thinking so that students can demonstrate that they can:
    • Research and process information and data that is relevant and meaningful to understanding a particular economic issue
    • Apply concepts and theories in the evaluation of information and data in order to make an informed decision


Teacher Resource Book and Planning Guidelines/Aids

  • Provides everything you will need to plan and successfully teach the new Leaving Certificate specification for
  • Economics Editable yearly plans and schemes of work
Positive Economics New Leaving Certificate Economics Specification


Positive Economics New Leaving Certificate Economics Specification

Positive Economics Blog & Newsletter

  • Keep up-to-date with our NEW Positive Economics blog, where important statistics, data, rates, economic growth indicators along with key macro information and articles will be posted and updated regularly
  • You can also sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter ensuring our Positive Economics is the most up-to-date product on the market

Digital Resources

Teachers can access the Positive Economics interactive e-book at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • PowerPoint presentations that provide a summary of key sections, highlighting main themes and topics
  • Planning documents for teachers to use in the classroom
  • Solutions to the end-of-chapter questions
  • Stimulating videos that complement topics covered in the textbook
  • Useful weblinks as an additional resource