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LAST MINUTE DECISION: business or economics A-level!!! watch

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    Which one will be easier to get an A*???
    business = OCR
    Economics = AQA
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    Go for whichever one you find more interesting, if you have an interest in the subject you'll find it easier to get a better grade
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    Easier= Business
    More respected by Unis= Economics
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    To answer your question

    Business

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    (Original post by 1338)
    Go for whichever one you find more interesting, if you have an interest in the subject you'll find it easier to get a better grade
    I am more interested in Economics but i am taking it along with two other traditional A-levels which will consume time. So why couldn't I pick an easier A-level which I can still do economics at uni from there on?
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    (Original post by angelcake123)
    To answer your question

    Business

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    What makes it easier than economics may I ask?
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    (Original post by angelcake123)
    To answer your question

    Business

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    What makes it easier do you think?
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    (Original post by student1678)
    What makes it easier than economics may I ask?
    I've only done economics and it sure isn't 'easy' to get an A*. But my friends who have done business and econ always say business is a piece of cake compared to it (obvs business is still hard) but yeah.

    I think the graphs and calculations in econ makes econ harder? I might be wrong though

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    (Original post by student1678)
    I am more interested in Economics but i am taking it along with two other traditional A-levels which will consume time. So why couldn't I pick an easier A-level which I can still do economics at uni from there on?
    Have you done both of these at AS already and do you want to do economics at uni?
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    I visited Imperial , a very well respected Uni, they said that if you have an A Level in business or general studies they count it as if you don't have that 3rd / 4th A Level at all
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    Basically your far better off doing economics and it won't take up that much more of your time
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    i did edexcel eco. it was absolutely bloody ease. got an A for AS and i revised 3 days before the exam literally
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    (Original post by 1338)
    Have you done both of these at AS already and do you want to do economics at uni?
    I haven't done any. I got places from 2 schools. 1 is my school that offers business studies. The other is a grammar school that offers econ. And i need to make a decision. Max at the end of this week.
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    (Original post by koh1234)
    i did edexcel eco. it was absolutely bloody ease. got an A for AS and i revised 3 days before the exam literally
    Mine is AQA. plus there are only a section of MCQ's in the third paper. the first and 2nd is purely essay-based.
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    Easier= Business
    More respected by Unis= Economics
    What makes business easier?
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    (Original post by student1678)
    I haven't done any. I got places from 2 schools. 1 is my school that offers business studies. The other is a grammar school that offers econ. And i need to make a decision. Max at the end of this week.
    I can't speak for economics but with business I found that the mark schemes can be quite confusing and the specification was mainly focused on application and exam technique. For A2 you actually need to do a lot of work to get higher grades but I don't know how it compares to economics.

    Also depending on what degree you're doing the 'reputation' for each subject might matter a lot or not at all
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    (Original post by koh1234)
    i did edexcel eco. it was absolutely bloody ease. got an A for AS and i revised 3 days before the exam literally
    lol? what did you use to revise
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    (Original post by Yousf)
    lol? what did you use to revise
    Want to know myself too. I will be doing OCR so hope its still applicable.
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    I did Economics and it wasn't too hard. I enjoyed it so much though and got an A overall.
    Pick whichever one you are interested in the most.
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    (Original post by Yousf)
    lol? what did you use to revise
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-Econ...ooks+economics

    Also the unit 2 version. its not that thick. its a revision book. i only used this for the last 3 days. got 80ums in unit 1 and 87ums in unit 2. each ot of 10 ums
 
 
 
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