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Help/Tips for Economics Revision (AS & A2)

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    Hello people,

    Starting A2 Economics and before i start revising i just wanted to test other people's method and see how i get on with it, i know every person has their own technique and i have one too, but i just want to change up a little and see how i get on with other methods. Currently the method i use is the following;
    - Read the book (Alain Anderton: Economics AQA 5th edition)
    - Make lots of detailed and explained notes.
    - Read them over and over again until i get the concept
    - Ask questions to myself about the topic and answer them, if i can i move on if i can't i revise and see where i'm missing the point.

    Well, it did work for me for AS unit 1 and not so for unit 2 as the last one was a bit more challenging for me to put my technique in work, but thats just me..

    Looking forward to see and discuss the revision technique that has worked for you.
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    Practise past papers, especially 25 mark questions, as some people find it difficult to grasp how to write them (I did lol!)
    Also, keep up to date with current economic affairs, like the Economist and Financial Times, as using real life examples can get you extra marks.
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    From someone who got very high marks in A level econ, use the tutor2u website and booklets! They give you all the knowledge and resources you need for the exam, Their guides may be too detailed as they go into context and talk about many things which have actually happened in the world over these past few years but the way I see it the more you know about economics (theory and context) the better you will do. Also practice makes perfect so practice as many past paper questions as you can, try to get full marks in all of the non-25 markers as they are fairly easy if you know your content which allows you to have some room for error in the essay, which you can still easily get 15-20 marks on if you practice/know the exam technique for it.

    Also as you are doing aqa, unit 2 and unit 4 are almost identical in my opinion, so even if you didn't do well this year I would recommend retaking it next year because you won't need to revise for it as much as you did this year (as you would have already covered the content by going through unit 4).
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    (Original post by Mav455)
    Practise past papers, especially 25 mark questions, as some people find it difficult to grasp how to write them (I did lol!)
    Also, keep up to date with current economic affairs, like the Economist and Financial Times, as using real life examples can get you extra marks.
    Thanks for the advice! Will definitely follow this advice as it was very useful for AS exams.
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    (Original post by TerribleTej)
    From someone who got very high marks in A level econ, use the tutor2u website and booklets! They give you all the knowledge and resources you need for the exam, Their guides may be too detailed as they go into context and talk about many things which have actually happened in the world over these past few years but the way I see it the more you know about economics (theory and context) the better you will do. Also practice makes perfect so practice as many past paper questions as you can, try to get full marks in all of the non-25 markers as they are fairly easy if you know your content which allows you to have some room for error in the essay, which you can still easily get 15-20 marks on if you practice/know the exam technique for it.

    Also as you are doing aqa, unit 2 and unit 4 are almost identical in my opinion, so even if you didn't do well this year I would recommend retaking it next year because you won't need to revise for it as much as you did this year (as you would have already covered the content by going through unit 4).
    Cheers buddy, i actually went to a seminar for Tutor2u and also have some booklets, however did not have much use of it so i guess i will follow your advice for A2.

    So if i for example read something on Econ current affairs and a similar scenario comes in the exam and if i include in part of my essay the real life example will i get extra marks? I did not use them in AS :mad:
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    (Original post by Rian7)
    Cheers buddy, i actually went to a seminar for Tutor2u and also have some booklets, however did not have much use of it so i guess i will follow your advice for A2.

    So if i for example read something on Econ current affairs and a similar scenario comes in the exam and if i include in part of my essay the real life example will i get extra marks? I did not use them in AS :mad:
    Of course, but you need to use it as part of your evaluation, as that very real-world situation can be used to say whether or not you think that a particular idea/policy may or may not work.

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