Feedback on I+S Units

Can you please look over this document and give some feedback on the units we have covered this year.

Please include the following:

The units you enjoyed, giving specific reasons.

The units you did not enjoy as much, explaining why.

Suggestions for next years I+S9’s in how we could improve some of the learning experiences relating to the units themselves and other areas/concepts that you think would like to see in the course.

Many thanks!

Macro revision Questions

Below you will see the style of questions that you will have to answer next week!


a) Explain the impact of an contractionary fiscal policy on an economy currently at full employment. (10 marks, approximately 15mins)

(b) Evaluate whether demand side (Fiscal and Monetary) or supply side (education, research and development etc.) policies are more beneficial for an economy with plenty of “spare capacity”. (15 marks, approximately 20mins)

(a) Explain using an AD/AS diagram, the impact of an increase in income taxes on an economy. (10 marks, approximately 15mins)

(b) Evaluate whether you feel a classical or keynesian approach to a inflationary gap would be more beneficial for an economy. (15 marks, approximately 20mins)

Kamakura Project

Next week we will be starting our final assessment on the benefits and costs of tourism with a particular focus on the town of Kamakura. You can find the details of the project below.

You will be given survey sheets to assist you collate the data and will be expected to use a spreadsheet to gather information from all 4 classes in order to give us a broader understanding of the impact on the area.

Overview of project.

Map of Kamakura

Kamakura Project, make a copy.


Article from Japan Times on Kamakura.



Exam Prep I+S

Please take a look at this document in preparation for your assessment on Thursday.

It is imperative that you take some time to find your own sources for evidence to support your arguments for Thursday’s exam. Failure to do so will leave you with limited information from which to provide a balance answer.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Tourism Mini Presentation


—In groups, you will create a short presentation describing a controversy surrounding an upcoming major sporting event.

—Create a 5 (max) minute PowerPoint presentation (10 slides max) describing:

  • The reason your city wanted to host the event
  • The benefits of hosting the event
  • The drawbacks of hosting the event
  • The main lines of the controversy
  • Answer these questions:
    • Should the event still take place?
  • —The slides may not contain more than 5 words each. They should be used solely as visual aids and prompts, not essay pages.
  • You may not read from a piece of paper or laptop either. All information must be in your own words.
  • Be ready to answer questions from your peers.

Possible Topics – 2 teams can pick the same event, not the same controversy

  • —The Rio Olympics 2016
  • —The PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018
  • —Russian World Cup 2018
  • —The Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • —Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
  • —The Qatar World Cup 2022
  • Any other with teacher consent

You will present on Monday

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