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    This is a revision thread that people self-studying or just studying A-Level or IB Economics may find helpful. It lists YouTube channels and revision websites that teach Economics.

    Must-do revision for specification content

    https://www.youtube.com/user/pajholden
    I cannot stress how much of a good teacher pajholden is. If you are looking to review some economic concepts like YED and law of diminishing marginal returns, look no further.
    Just because this channel is really good and helpful, it doesn’t mean you can solely rely on it to ace your exams. A knowledge on the current affairs would be invaluable all the time.
    Good for all GCE-AL exam boards.
    Both AS and A2 material available.
    Quality of teaching - 10/10

    https://www.youtube.com/user/EconplusDal
    Mr. Dal is a fine teacher and the best time to watch his videos is a week or month before the exam, as they provide an insightful recap to what you have learned.
    I recommend his channel only to polish your existing skills, I personally find his videos a bit confusing the first time I watch them.
    Best for Edexcel but goes great for AQA and IB too.
    Both AS and A2 material available.
    Quality of teaching - 9/10

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFR...GOMaGr92JFXXSQ
    A teacher uses mind maps and a voiceovers solely to craft videos that are very short and good to understand basics.
    Dangerous thing is that economic concepts are not really delved into as exam boards like CIE, Edexcel and AQA might require you to do so.
    Only AS material available.
    Quality of teaching - 7/10

    General revision

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ACDCLeadership
    This channel has short and concise videos that hit economic fundamentals and diagrams into your grey matters like bullets.
    However, it is targeted for the American syllabus and be sure to know what to learn from the video and what to ignore.
    Both AS and A2 concepts covered fundamentally but target a different syllabus (American).
    Quality of teaching - 9/10

    https://www.youtube.com/user/jodiecongirl
    Knowing and UNDERSTANDING are two different things. This channel would definitely improve your understanding, however, the diagrams drawn and economic measures (such as GDP) might be slightly different from the requirements of the British board. I recommend you to have a basic understanding before using this channel. She might be confusing at times of you are a slow learner and most of the videos are intensely packed with knowledge.
    Her practice problems videos are something worth checking out too.
    Again, both AS and A2 concepts covered fundamentally but target a different syllabus (American).
    Quality of teaching - 7/10

    https://www.youtube.com/user/mjmfoodie
    One of the oldest economics channel on YouTube, simplified diagrams are used to explain complex material. However, it’s not targeted for the British board and you may want to skip this if you don’t enough time before exams. Skip this one if you have already watched a lot of the channels above and solidified your understanding.
    Quality of teaching - 8/10



    Exam-revision videos

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Tutor2uNet
    This channel isn’t really that great when it comes to teaching content but the exam techniques on how to evaluate are gems of wisdom you might want to look out for.
    Both AS and A2 material available.
    Quality of teaching - 8/10
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgT...p1wXTAi9B6kzCg
    Excellent channel however only a few videos at the time of writing to tackle both AQA and Edexcel exam techniques.

    Please find the Economics note in the reply to this thread.

    UPDATE 1:
    Supplementary notes - credit to a user named Dylann in the seventh reply to this thread (Please thank him not me, by putting the link here I am just making it more convinent for you guys but he is actually the one who compiled them.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2...E1VdFRSc3NNNEk

    UPDATE 2:
    News outlets
    Here are a few news outlets that could help you to brush up your Economics theory and help in evaluation, and the more news you read, the more you are submerged in Economics. Plus, news is a blessing for macro-students, as the more you readit, the better your theory and practicality in Econ.


    Basic e-reading

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics
    Since most of our exam boards are British, I would recommend the Guardian the most. Sometimes interactive articles pop up with ever interesting stats. Moreover, it targets the layman audience, helping out those of us who have forgotten theoccasional definition of PPP or the intriguing concept of game theory.
    Rank – 3
    Relevance to A-Levels – Starting to read this six months before the actual exam might notch up a grade.
    Understandability– You can decipher most articles unless you don’t understand English

    http://www.economist.com/
    The best. Especially when it comes stats, data and reliability. The only thing lacking is that they charge to read after a few articles. But deleting your cookies in your browsing data history will combat that.
    Rank -2
    Relevance to A-Levels – Macro ( A lot ), Micro ( Not as much)
    Understandability for the layman audience – Medium to high, these people expect you to have the grasp of basics (Like knowing the basic economic problem- unlimited wants in face of limited resources AND the difference between when they are talkingabout macro and micro). This site provides a lot of microeconomics contentwhich many other business newspapers (or simply newspapers) like Financial Times and New York Times aren’t very keen on.

    http://beta.tutor2u.net/economics/blog
    Curated foryou from a teacher at Eton’s College. News targeted at the A-Level Spec. Whatmore could you ask for? Moreover, it is updated daily and generates news fromall the different outlets above.
    Rank -1
    Relevanceto A-Levels – High
    Understandability for the layman audience - High

    Further reading

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/?_r=0
    Only go to this blog if you are conceptual Econ God. I recommend you not to read it toomuch, it will confuse you with your basic concepts.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/economy.html
    The Chinese perspective of things that many may pawn off as propaganda. This is a state-owned media venture. However, the value of Chinese opinions may come inhandy while arguing for them (or their policies) in exams.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/
    Prioritizes American news over British. However, it justifies things from the American point. Can get a bit hard to read around at times, so make sure you have agrasp of basic economics concepts.
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    Here are all the specifications you might need, remember you tailor your course according to your spec, not YouTube suggestions or whatever the internet throws at you.

    We all know about the incumbency of tutor2u but here are a few under the radar A-Level sites
    For worksheets (all these worksheets are originally for IB, but hey, our specs are more or less the same)
    http://www.contentextra.com/bacconli...orksheets.aspx

    For a temporary replacement of tutor2u (just in case you think you need a change.particularly good for Edexcel)
    http://www.learneconomicsonline.com/edexcel.php

    Here are more resources btw.
    https://goo.gl/1K4FzN




    Hey guys,I have started a Whatsapp group in February. TEXT me your number if you would like to join. It's about instant and quick help for Economics. You may text me at +852 66274076 on Whatsapp or facebook.com/dhruvi1997. We have around 65 members as of 12th May,2015.
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  2. File Type: pdf Edexcel Economics Specification.pdf (814.1 KB, 511 views)
  3. File Type: pdf AQA Economics Specification.PDF (323.4 KB, 426 views)
  4. File Type: pdf CIE Syllabus.pdf (189.1 KB, 341 views)
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    UPDATE 4: the link to the notes was broken. I will do more reviews in time about best ways to learn evaluation (particularly if you are self-studying).
    Meanwhile, here's the broken link for the Econ notes -
    http://bit.ly/a2economics
    Credits: Dylann

    Edexcel A2 Economics Unit 4 6EC04 (June 23rd 2016) Exam Thread
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3817961

    Edexcel A2 Economics Unit 3 6EC03 (June 20th 2016) Exam Thread
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post61760743

    Edexcel Economics A: Paper 2 The UK Economy – Performance & Policies (May 23rd)

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...A:%20Paper%202

    Edexcel Economics A: Paper 1 Intro To Markets And Market Failure (May 16th)

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...7#post63323987
    Here's another emerging channel btw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnU...nP6g/playlists
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    UPDATE 5:
    Glossary or definitions for A-LEVEL Economics
    Credits: tutor2u

    All of these are uploaded herehttp://bit.ly/1VVRAsN
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  6. File Type: pdf AS MACRO - ALL Definitions.pdf (191.2 KB, 710 views)
  7. File Type: pdf A2 MICRO definitions.pdf (137.3 KB, 820 views)
  8. File Type: pdf A2 MACRO definitions.pdf (167.3 KB, 1079 views)
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    Aw fedorahat88 you're such a sweetheart, I was wondering what happened to the other thread- I was so upset and angry when it stopped working x God bless you for posting the links again as they were extremely helpful.
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Aw fedorahat88 you're such a sweetheart, I was wondering what happened to the other thread- I was so upset and angry when it stopped working x God bless you for posting the links again as they were extremely helpful.
    Thanks for the love!
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    Below are ways to improve your evaluation skills. Starting to skim read through them right now will avoid loads of stress during the actual exam prep period. Reading this will help you reflect on how to evaluate after learning a new Economics concept/diagram/model. Many of my AS students and my friends complain that evaluation is never in the textbook and thus, tricky.

    The bottom line on 'how to evaluate' is dropping the ceteris paribus assumption. This means explaining how theory may differ from practice (more accurately reality) in Economics.

    Here are some resources to notch your evaluation skills.
    Credits : tutor2u


    All of these are uploaded here
    http://bit.ly/1VVRAsN
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  10. File Type: pptx A2 Evaluation - For the entiriety exams.pptx (1.80 MB, 786 views)
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  12. File Type: pptx A2 Micro Evaluation example.pptx (1.57 MB, 659 views)
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    (Original post by fedorahat88)
    Below are ways to improve your evaluation skills. Starting to skim read through them right now will avoid loads of stress during the actual exam prep period. Reading this will help you reflect on how to evaluate after learning a new Economics concept/diagram/model. Many of my AS students and my friends complain that evaluation is never in the textbook and thus, tricky.

    The bottom line on 'how to evaluate' is dropping the ceteris paribus assumption. This means explaining how theory may different from practice (more accurately reality) in Economics.

    Here are some resources to notch your evaluation skills.
    Credits : tutor2u
    Hi fedorahat88...To be frank I got really confused when I got to know that your
    previous thread was deleted.
    Great effort ! You haven't still given up sharing your knowledge & information with everyone. That's really great
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    (Original post by Dacia Lilac)
    Hi fedorahat88...To be frank I got really confused when I got to know that your
    previous thread was deleted.
    Great effort ! You haven't still given up sharing your knowledge & information with everyone. That's really great
    I know right, same. I'm still trying to figure out why and what happened.
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    UPDATE 6:
    Hi all, here are a few revision guides to strengthen your basic knowledge on AS Economics. Remember that these guides will only provide you with 50% of the material you need for the AS exam, so be sure to buy a workbook or contemplate about evaluation here and then.

    Another thing I have uploaded is the spec that teachers are given, which seems to emphasise on APPLICATION of Economic theory (I know you probably skipped reading that, but it was important). Textbooks only give you theoy, for application, use workbooks and this spec.

    P.S. I am trying to find a printable workbook online, it might be in the later threads.
    P.P.S. Cherry82 and Dacia Lilac, my thread was deleted when I tried updating the original post by TSR moderators, I really have no clue why tbh
    P.P.P.S Will be posting a few links to a few Economics documentaries and their reviews soon enough.
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  15. File Type: pdf AS MACRO - ENTIRE - REVSION GUIDE.pdf (584.1 KB, 6519 views)
  16. File Type: pdf What students should know - from a teacher's point of view!.pdf (532.3 KB, 750 views)
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    @fedorahat88 & @Cherry82 we should keep in touch. This is a great way to study for our econ exams.
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    Here are a few links to the best Economics documentaries being released.
    Be sure to check them out. I would suggest you watch them before your exam prep and not during your exam prep, as theory is more important than reality and many of my friends/AS students muddle up theory with reality during the final stages.

    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/category/economics/
    http://documentaryaddict.com/index.p...=30&view=thumb

    P.S. These links are just supposed to help you but pm if you need topic-specific documentaries, for example, I have got one on Monopoly called 'The Diamond Empire'.

    Dacia Lilac, yes sure, more than happy to!
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    Basically a lot of links you have you have just copied from somewhere else, but you haven't copied the whole URL.

    Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFR...GOMaGr92JFXXSQ

    When you post a long URL, it usually gets automatically shortened for convenience by adding '...' in the middle. This just replaces a lot of the characters in the URL, but if you actually try and go to that URL with the '...' in the middle, it obviously won't work. There are still quite a few of your links that have this problem, just check over that each one works
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    Basically a lot of links you have you have just copied from somewhere else, but you haven't copied the whole URL.

    Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFR...GOMaGr92JFXXSQ

    When you post a long URL, it usually gets automatically shortened for convenience by adding '...' in the middle. This just replaces a lot of the characters in the URL, but if you actually try and go to that URL with the '...' in the middle, it obviously won't work. There are still quite a few of your links that have this problem, just check over that each one works
    I know some of them are shortened but they work fine. The only one giving me pain is the AQA YouTube channel link. The long worksheet one and long documentary one is fine with me. But are you finding it easy to access them?
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    This thread is so helpful😊
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    (Original post by Dylann)
    Basically a lot of links you have you have just copied from somewhere else, but you haven't copied the whole URL.

    Like this one: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFR...GOMaGr92JFXXSQ

    When you post a long URL, it usually gets automatically shortened for convenience by adding '...' in the middle. This just replaces a lot of the characters in the URL, but if you actually try and go to that URL with the '...' in the middle, it obviously won't work. There are still quite a few of your links that have this problem, just check over that each one works
    what exam board are your notes for
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    (Original post by Yousf)
    what exam board are your notes for
    Those notes are best suited for Edexcel and AQA.
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    UPDATE 7:

    New list of sites to help your revision

    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/economics-revision
    Here is a convinent link to all the exam boards and their past papers btw. The notes on this site are not really brilliant but you could give them a shot.
    Score - 10/10 since convienent to access and has all EXAM boards, even WJEC and CIE.

    http://www.economicshelp.org/
    This site provides excellent evaluation in it's essays which really does set it apart from the rest of it's peers. Modal answers have never been so good and clear-cut.
    Score - 9/10 since it really sets the bar for you and tells you what is expected of you in the exam.

    http://www.mrbrook.co.uk/?tag=bryns-blog
    Due to the existence of the incumbent tutor2u, this site looks like a homemade experiment gone wrong. But that doesn't stop it from providing good daily news relevant to Economics.
    Score - 5/10 - since it's just a blog and makes it easy for you to off-track

    https://sites.google.com/site/bedatk...-whalleys-page
    This site is not even fully developed but it does have a few good printable resources.
    Score - 4/10 since it's not that bad but the site does have a pitiable layout and people who are not exactly tech-savvy may have hard time finding the resources
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    Hey everyone,
    I don't think I will be self teaching Economics A level any more
    But thanks for this awesome thread. I'll still pop in and out though as I know many who are doing A level Economics this year. Just a question, for CIE Economics in May/June when do the exam dates come out. A friend of mine is becoming a private candidate for AS Economics only. I suggested to her centres but they themselves haven't given her the official dates.
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Hey everyone,
    I don't think I will be self teaching Economics A level any more
    But thanks for this awesome thread. I'll still pop in and out though as I know many who are doing A level Economics this year. Just a question, for CIE Economics in May/June when do the exam dates come out. A friend of mine is becoming a private candidate for AS Economics only. I suggested to her centres but they themselves haven't given her the official dates.
    The dates come out between early January to late February for CIE.
 
 
 
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