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Well, I personally did it myself without teaching of any kind (self-learning), but as I said, I was familiar with the course material before even deciding to take the A-Level, so it was just details I still had to learn (which I used the textbook for). As for exam technique, once I had learnt everything, I simply started some past papers; looking at mark schemes seems to do the trick. I got an in-school teacher to help mark some of my essays from time to time for exam technique; maybe you could do the same, or have a tutor do that job. Except for that, I didn't really require any other support.
This situation will not be the same for everyone; if you feel that you find it difficult to grasp what the examiner is looking for after reading a few mark schemes, it might be well worth your while to hire a tutor to tell you.
Yes I'm talking about OCR Economics. I have the Colin Bamford textbook along with the Anforme one which is also good.
I was thinking of getting a tutor but I assume learning the content isn't that hard for Economics so it may be not that efficient, therefore instead I thought of just learning the content myself and getting a tutor once I move onto past papers around early April to help with exam technique and structuring with the essays. I'd like your opinion on this as you've been through the situation which I am about to go through. Should I get a tutor now or do you also think the content isn't that difficult to learn? I'm saying this because I am practically self-teaching the whole AS.
I'm afraid I don't really have any tips that I can verbalize.
I will assume you're talking about OCR A-Level Economics (they have an 18-marker at the end); I'm not familiar with any other board's paper style.
As for notes, I had a clear understanding of the concepts before even starting the A-Level syllabus, and for the rest I read through (memorized and grasped) the AS-Level textbook (the one I'm talking about is written by Colin Bamford, for clarification). That was all I needed.
On the whole, the subject merely requires knowledge of the key points (and a slight ability to see which ones are relevant and being asked for), followed by the essay knowledge being tested as well (which requires an exam technique, etc.)
Do you have any notes or tips for AS Economics? If you could send me them if you have any then that would be great. If not could you recommend me which resources you used, as in which books and websites?
I'm having trouble with the 18 markers at the end of each paper so any material for that would be highly appreciated. If not, advice for the whole Micro and Macro paper would be great.