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So I will be starting sixth form after the summer, hopefully after getting the required GCSEs, and one of my options is Economics which I will probably do in uni. Therefore I am wondering if anyone could recommend some material to help me learn about the basics or something useful to the A level itself (I am on AQA btw if it helps). This could be books, videos, podcasts etc, as long as it will be useful to me. I know I will be learning about it over the 2 years, however this is a brand new subject and I would like to have some knowledge beforehand so I at least understand some things.

Thanks for reading this, and hopefully you can give me some guidance
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(Original post by ozzie2)
So I will be starting sixth form after the summer, hopefully after getting the required GCSEs, and one of my options is Economics which I will probably do in uni. Therefore I am wondering if anyone could recommend some material to help me learn about the basics or something useful to the A level itself (I am on AQA btw if it helps). This could be books, videos, podcasts etc, as long as it will be useful to me. I know I will be learning about it over the 2 years, however this is a brand new subject and I would like to have some knowledge beforehand so I at least understand some things.

Thanks for reading this, and hopefully you can give me some guidance
For a good introduction to economics I like Tim Harford's books, The Undercover Economist (mostly micro stuff) and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back (mostly macro stuff). They're a great introduction to economics as a subject, although they might not always be too relevant to your course. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner is a good book about the history of economics - how different ideas developed, and the lives of some famous economists - although that's even less relevant to your course. You should also read the Economist or the FT and the economics section of a good newspaper (the Guardian and the Telegraph are both free online) for news that's relevant to economics.
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For a good introduction to economics I like Tim Harford's books, The Undercover Economist (mostly micro stuff) and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back (mostly macro stuff). They're a great introduction to economics as a subject, although they might not always be too relevant to your course. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner is a good book about the history of economics - how different ideas developed, and the lives of some famous economists - although that's even less relevant to your course. You should also read the Economist or the FT and the economics section of a good newspaper (the Guardian and the Telegraph are both free online) for news that's relevant to economics.
Thanks for the advice will definetly (did I spell that right) check them out.

Also got another question (probably not for this sub forum, buy someone may know the answer) how important is work experience? I searched for some online but it was hard to find any - most were for people in year 12. I will probably get some but was wondering about the importance of it for uni?
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Search PajHolden on YouTube and watch his Economics videos. He is great at explaining the theoretical concepts and I can wholeheartedly say he massively helped me achieve my current A level Economics grade.
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