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    Easy or hard subject? Doable in a year? (AS part in january) Enjoyable?

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    (Original post by fonzievision)
    Easy or hard subject? Doable in a year? (AS part in january) Enjoyable?

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    I found the AS was quite easy (OCR exam board) the exams were mostly made up of short answer questions with a slightly longer question at the end. The A2 a little harder mostly because of the synoptic paper. The A2 exams were a mix of sraightforward data response and essays. Overall it was easier than my other A-levels (Maths and History) and I did find it very interesting and read about it out of class more than my other subjects (out of interest, not neccessity). I'd say its doable in a year, but of course that also depends on what other subjects and how many other subjects you're doing.
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    I decided to drop economics at the last minute in favour of Government and Politics, and I don't feel as though I missed out on anything. I have read all my friends essays etc., as well as some classwork, and it is definitely interesting, and (at AS) considered to be very easy - a few of my friends got 100/100 for the first paper who just scraped As in Core 1 Maths - which wasn't far above GCSE standard.
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    (Original post by Queen_A)
    I decided to drop economics at the last minute in favour of Government and Politics, and I don't feel as though I missed out on anything. I have read all my friends essays etc., as well as some classwork, and it is definitely interesting, and (at AS) considered to be very easy - a few of my friends got 100/100 for the first paper who just scraped As in Core 1 Maths - which wasn't far above GCSE standard.
    unit 1 is by far the easiest for everyone, unit 2 is just slight harder while unit 3 is the hardest cos its extremely boring.
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    interesting overall, did the edexcel modules this year and overall can be a bit complex at first but once you get your head round it generally easy. Unit 1's easy, as is unit 2 but unit 3 is quite difficult and only tends to click right at the end (at least it did with me!)
    Its a good well respected subject apparantly (any thoughts on this btw, was pretty sure it was a respected subject until some ppl in other threads started saying it was worthless???)
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    I have to admit i haven't done it at Alevel, but will be starting a bachelors in it in September.
    You generally don't need it and it's just going to take up time from other subjects which CAN be more important like Maths and Science, Language.
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    ps i don't know of any uni off the top of my head that require previous knowledge of economics to do the bachelors of science or arts in economics. don't quote me though
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    the ocr board is doable in a year. AS was quite easy and i did all A2 exams in january of second year and ended up with a B. Its better doing it in a year so you can remember AS stuff easily.
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    but will be starting a bachelors in it in September.
    Where are you going to be ? I take it UCL? What did you apply for at Imperial and Durham? Durham is as of now my first choice for PPE or Econ
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    Tricky but useful. You need to understand the simple stuff to get the complex stuff. Each module seems to be built on a good understanding of the one before it. The graphs can be a bit of a headache if you aren't good at thinking spatially. It's one of those subjects where you can be like WTF for an entire lesson and then, at the end, it just clicks and makes sense. The AS is a LOT easier than the A2.
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    AS economics is Easy, and i had a look over a2 , doing it in sept, it can easily be done in a year AQA board, i mean there is multiple choice. The only problem is that it is too restrictive and u don't learn any of the intresting stuff like game theory , and only cover the basis, at AS u hardly have to know any diagrams or theory either. do it , its intresting.
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    (Original post by fonzievision)
    Where are you going to be ? I take it UCL? What did you apply for at Imperial and Durham? Durham is as of now my first choice for PPE or Econ
    Amsterdam. My dad doesn't want me to go to London.
    Durham was economics with french.
    Imperial was business and management (bad decision).
    UCL was maths and a language. Helas, it's not to be. :'(
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    My post was in relation to the Edexcel spec.
 
 
 

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