Curriculum changes

DP Economics Curriculum review

Teaching for the new economics curriculum will start in August of 2020, for the first assessment in May 2022.  At the time of writing this the economics curriculum review is in its final stages of development. The new guide, teacher support materials and specimen papers are now available and subject specific workshops are also available.

Direct access to each component of this section can be accessed via the following links:

An overview of changes to the syllabus

Curriculum & assessmentUnit one: Introduction to economicsUnit two: MicroeconomicsUnit three: MacroeconomicsUnit four: The global economyInternal assessment 30% SL /20% HL

AO3 changes to the syllabus

Rational consumer choiceBehavioural economics in actionBusiness objectivesThe Importance of PED for decision makingThe importance of YEDThe consequences of government intervention in markets

AO4 changes to the syllabus

Supply & demand modelEngel curveExternalities modelSupply & demand modelEngel curveExternalities modelExternalities modelPerfect competition model

Suggested pathways for the new curriculum

I have included a recommended yearly plan for the two years of the IB course, as well as additional suggestions which some teachers have used successfully when teaching the course. Within the site you...

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Terms of trade (HL only) old syllabus unit 3.5 4 July 2021

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans...
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An overview of changes to the syllabus 25 March 2021

Curriculum & assessmentUnit 1Foundation of economics did not previously exist in the old curriculum but some of the units...
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Terms of trade (HL only) 25 January 2021

This lesson introduces the concept of terms of trade which some IB students confuse with the balance of payments or the...
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Suggested pathways for the new curriculum 3 June 2020

I have included a recommended yearly plan for the two years of the IB course, as well as additional suggestions which some...
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Old curriculum resources 19 July 2021

Summary of unit changesOld unit New unitRemoved from the courseNot includedUnit 1.0: Foundation of economicsNew...
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Price discrimination (old syllabus) HL 19 July 2021

This page focuses on the three different types of discrimination. Students will commonly confuse types one with third degree...
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