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    Hi all,
    I am considering chosing my a-levels and was wondering how a-level economics would be?
    Is it hard?
    If i am predicted A* in maths would it be easy?
    Does it consist of more numeracy or more essay writing?
    I am not so good at essay writing and am predicted a B in English
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    Are you applying for economics? Yes>do economics, no> don't do economics.
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    A-level Economics doesn't have much maths involved, only some graphs and simple calculations. For the most part, I'd consider it an essay subject, so if you're taking it because you think it would be an easy pick for someone who's mathematically inclined, I'd advise against it.
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    At A-level it is mainly essay writing but it's more like "long answer problem questions" than essays in other subjects.

    It's not particularly easy as far as A-levels go but if you are interested in finding out about economics it's a rewarding one to do. But not essential to do even if you want to study economics at uni as you learn things from scratch at uni and (IMO) you learn in a better way from scratch on a uni course whereas A-level covers a lot of topics but just touches on them.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    At A-level it is mainly essay writing but it's more like "long answer problem questions" than essays in other subjects.

    It's not particularly easy as far as A-levels go but if you are interested in finding out about economics it's a rewarding one to do. But not essential to do even if you want to study economics at uni as you learn things from scratch at uni and (IMO) you learn in a better way from scratch on a uni course whereas A-level covers a lot of topics but just touches on them.
    Are you marked on your knowledge or on the quality of writing?


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    An a-level economics paper may have around 3-5 maths based marks in the exam and that's only simple calculations. It's more of an essay based subject so if you're wanting to do a degree that will require essays then a level economics will be helpful giving you the skills that you require for you're chosen field.
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    (Original post by Sheikhbrumie99)
    Are you marked on your knowledge or on the quality of writing?
    Well you'll be marked on your knowledge but also on your clarity and structure. You have to be able to present an argument clearly so that is quality of writing.
 
 
 
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