How to revise for Economics during summer holidays after GCSE's.

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Any study guides, websites etc that could help me warm up to the A-Level topic before I start in September?
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Any study guides, websites etc that could help me warm up to the A-Level topic before I start in September?
And this one is for economics!

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=884

Good luck with all your summer revision!
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Any study guides, websites etc that could help me warm up to the A-Level topic before I start in September?
Search PajHolden AS economics on YouTube. He's an excellent teacher, very clear and concise.
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Anfome offers good textbooks for Economics
http://www.anforme.co.uk/

Did you do Economics at GCSE?
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Any study guides, websites etc that could help me warm up to the A-Level topic before I start in September?
khanacademy or pajholden
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I would recommend looking at Tutor2u, economicshelp.

Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/EconplusDal/playlists
look at AS Micro & Macro videos!
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Any study guides, websites etc that could help me warm up to the A-Level topic before I start in September?
I really like http://www.khanacademy.org .

He really explain everything so clearly. He has sections on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
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Contrary to what others are saying - I wouldn't actually suggest spending most of your time learning AS/A2 Economics material that you will spend next year learning anyway. Instead, I would suggest reading around the subject to better appreciate what you do learn next year and so you can better put the theories that you learn into context. This includes journals like the Economist, blogs (Paul Krugman's one is pretty good) as well as books. There are a number of really good economics books such as The Worldly Philosophers, How Markets Fail, Poor Economics, End This Depression Now etc. that will provide you with a thorough history and overview of economics that would be far more useful for your studies and/or university applications than simply learning an AS textbook. Reading books/journals etc. would probably also be a lot more interesting than simply grinding through theory
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Contrary to what others are saying - I wouldn't actually suggest spending most of your time learning AS/A2 Economics material that you will spend next year learning anyway. Instead, I would suggest reading around the subject to better appreciate what you do learn next year and so you can better put the theories that you learn into context. This includes journals like the Economist, blogs (Paul Krugman's one is pretty good) as well as books. There are a number of really good economics books such as The Worldly Philosophers, How Markets Fail, Poor Economics, End This Depression Now etc. that will provide you with a thorough history and overview of economics that would be far more useful for your studies and/or university applications than simply learning an AS textbook. Reading books/journals etc. would probably also be a lot more interesting than simply grinding through theory
I would only consider reading those (which are usually suggested reading materials for students thinking of applying to economics) after the end of your first year only.
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Don't bother. You will have forgotten all the information by the time AS starts.
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I'm quite interested - I did GCSE Economics this year, and I'm hoping to do AS next year. I read 'The Undercover Economist' a few months ago which was quite fun. I'm itching to get going with the proper content, so I've just been going through the Tutor2u notes, which are remarkably good.
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I wouldn't rush into going through the syllabus too much. But definitely get The Economist and read it trying to analyse as relation to actual events with basic economic principles like supply and demand. This should help you understand application of economics in real world principles which is really what the AQA exams are about. Apart from multiple choice, that's just disgraceful (I found it anyway). Overall economics is definitely a very interesting topic to study and I'm sure you'll enjoy!




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I wouldn't rush into going through the syllabus too much. But definitely get The Economist and read it trying to analyse as relation to actual events with basic economic principles like supply and demand. This should help you understand application of economics in real world principles which is really what the AQA exams are about. Apart from multiple choice, that's just disgraceful (I found it anyway). Overall economics is definitely a very interesting topic to study and I'm sure you'll enjoy!

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The Economist is something I would only recommend after 1st year AS is completed. Multiple choice questions require practices, questions are in most cases repetitive from previous years. A2 has more room for real world application and you will definitely benefit from further reading.
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Anfome offers good textbooks for Economics
http://www.anforme.co.uk/

Did you do Economics at GCSE?
No I didn't, but the economics teacher said it wouldn't be a problem.
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Thank you for the replies everybody. Much appreciated!
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No I didn't, but the economics teacher said it wouldn't be a problem.
Learning it on your own? It would be, some concepts are difficult to get.
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Learning it on your own? It would be, some concepts are difficult to get.
I know, but I'd just like to at least be familiar with the subject so I'd have a basic idea of what it's about. So I wouldn't take as long to adjust to the subject.... if you know what I mean.
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