I would like to ask if anyone knows if you can do A Level Economics without doing it at GCSE. And how hard is it?
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- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2015 17:34
- 29-01-2015 17:40
I did Business studies at GCSE which is similar but most of it is not applicable to AS Economics. The first unit (Microeconomics) introduces you to the basics of economics and is not too difficult to understand. Macroeconomics is what I am doing now, and it is a lot more difficult than Microeconomics as you have to apply all of the first unit.
If you really want to, read some economics books to introduce you. Like any A-Level, as long as you do work inside and out of lesson and keep on top, it is manageable.
- Study Helper
- 29-01-2015 17:42
I would recommend it, especially if you are quite good at writing essays and seeing things from different view points. As for difficulty, it really depends on the person.
Have a look at the course at the college or Sixth Form and ask for a bit more information.
- 29-01-2015 18:03
I don't take GCSE but I took this exam (which is equivalent to the GCSE) in my country, Malaysia.
Basically, what I can say is that, I used to take the three Sciences and some other subjects- no economics.
What I can say is that... (Now doing my AS) I find it quite hard to understand the concept of Economics because I'm used to understand the facts as in like this process is like this and like this in a human. Or the process of how this molecules work etc or how the buoyancy works etc etc etc. The facts are so clear if you understand them.
But in Economics, you get charts, theory- basically, it's more like a philosophy subject to me <-- I mean, sometimes, even if I understand the chapter, I have problems with what to write in my essay.
But, on the other hand, my friend who took the Sciences like me, find it quite easy to grasp the contents and all that. The teacher always told her this: 'You have your natural flair in writing'
So, it depends really, if you have that 'flair' in writing, you'll do just fine.
Also, if you love keeping up with the current news, the politics of the world.. then, this is the subject for you
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