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    I'm starting this in September and have absolutely no idea what to expect. What is the course like and how can I prepare myself for it in the summer?


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    YouTube Paj Holden AS economics and go through watching some of his videos to get the jist of the subjcet. It's one of those subjects where if you end up enjoying it you will do really well, or at least that's what I found. All the best, I honestly believe it's a very beneficial subject (although maybe because I want to enter a career in banking).
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    YouTube Paj Holden AS economics and go through watching some of his videos to get the jist of the subjcet. It's one of those subjects where if you end up enjoying it you will do really well, or at least that's what I found. All the best, I honestly believe it's a very beneficial subject (although maybe because I want to enter a career in banking).
    I might want to enter banking as well! I'll have a look. Is it easy/hard etc?

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    I might want to enter banking as well! I'll have a look. Is it easy/hard etc?
    Depends on your own perception. It's quite content heavy and there's a lot of theoretical concepts you have to master to really progress in the subject and attain those all important A/A* grades. However, macro-economics is mainly common sense once you understand market mechanisms and how different variables can effect economic performance.

    Micro-economics is definitely a little trickier and much more technical, although this will be mostly at A2 so I'd say you're alright for the time being. It's a very interesting subject and if you're interested in the world of Banking/Business/Politics you should easily excel in the subject.

    At AS at my school ~50 students took it in when I was year 12, only 3 got As (but then again I go to a pretty average state school). So by all means, put in the work. I considered myself to have self-studied most of the subject but it was mainly due to my own interests.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Depends on your own perception. It's quite content heavy and there's a lot of theoretical concepts you have to master to really progress in the subject and attain those all important A/A* grades. However, macro-economics is mainly common sense once you understand market mechanisms and how different variables can effect economic performance.

    Micro-economics is definitely a little trickier and much more technical, although this will be mostly at A2 so I'd say you're alright for the time being. It's a very interesting subject and if you're interested in the world of Banking/Business/Politics you should easily excel in the subject.

    At AS at my school ~50 students took it in when I was year 12, only 3 got As (but then again I go to a pretty average state school). So by all means, put in the work. I considered myself to have self-studied most of the subject but it was mainly due to my own interests.
    Shall I start reading the newspapers daily? I watch the news but I feel like I should read a lot more.

    My class will only be about twelve or so people, maybe even less. Maximum fourteen, any more then two classes of seven and eight! So I'm looking forward to that.

    Well done on those grades! What universities have you applied to? Or are you at university already?

    At our school apparently the micro economics teacher is better, so that's good.

    Thanks!

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    Shall I start reading the newspapers daily? I watch the news but I feel like I should read a lot more.

    My class will only be about twelve or so people, maybe even less. Maximum fourteen, any more then two classes of seven and eight! So I'm looking forward to that.

    Well done on those grades! What universities have you applied to? Or are you at university already?

    At our school apparently the micro economics teacher is better, so that's good.

    Thanks!
    Keeping up with current economic issues would definitely serve purposeful, however it may be.

    That's great, you'll have more attention which is greatly beneficial at A-levels.

    I'm currently awaiting results, although I have a conditional to study at Cass Business School (City University) - BSc Investment & Financial Risk Management (AAA). I currently intern at a Corporate + Investment Bank, however.

    Micro-economics, in my opinion definitely requires a little more attention.

    No worries.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Keeping up with current economic issues would definitely serve purposeful, however it may be.

    That's great, you'll have more attention which is greatly beneficial at A-levels.

    I'm currently awaiting results, although I have a conditional to study at Cass Business School (City University) - BSc Investment & Financial Risk Management (AAA). I currently intern at a Corporate + Investment Bank, however.

    Micro-economics, in my opinion definitely requires a little more attention.

    No worries.
    Thank you!

    Wow! That's really cool. Are you looking forward to it?

    Okay then. Sorry to keep asking so many questions, but will I need a scientific calculator, or just a normal one? Thanks!

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Thank you!

    Wow! That's really cool. Are you looking forward to it?

    Okay then. Sorry to keep asking so many questions, but will I need a scientific calculator, or just a normal one? Thanks!

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    Most definitely. Honestly can't wait. :rolleyes:

    A normal calculator should suffice at A-level, although there's no harm in using a scientific calculator. You'll just need to plot numbers in appropriate formulas and calculate percentages/percentage changes.

    No worries, I'm always on call to help. If there's anything more you might like answering, don't hesitate to ask.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Most definitely. Honestly can't wait. :rolleyes:

    A normal calculator should suffice at A-level, although there's no harm in using a scientific calculator. You'll just need to plot numbers in appropriate formulas and calculate percentages/percentage changes.

    No worries, I'm always on call to help. If there's anything more you might like answering, don't hesitate to ask.
    Thank you so much. Gives me an excuse to replace my old calculator!

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