I took a-level economics and have gone from finding it interesting to incredibly tedious. I'm really not enjoying the way we're being taught (essentially being given a booklet every week and show an econplusdal video). I have just completely lost my passion for it and it's now taking a toll on my other A-levels.
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation and if so can you give any advice for getting back into it? Or maybe recommend something extracurricular I can do to help enjoy it again?
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- Thread Starter
- 18-02-2018 15:22
- 18-02-2018 18:42
Yeah I have completely the same with geography, wish I’d never took it! Is economics the degree you’re applying for?
I find that I just have to think to myself ‘if I don’t do well in geography, I won’t be able to get into the uni I want to study the course I love’, so have to do well!
If you don’t like the teachers lessons, make sure you read over the topics outside of school as you’re probably not engaged in the lessons (like me with geography).
Also asking more questions in class can help perk it up a bit, as you can ask about things that interest you and start a discussion about that...Last edited by lcschofield; 18-02-2018 at 18:44. Reason: TDA Post Edit
- 18-02-2018 18:49
Perhaps you could just watch YouTube videos on the exam board topics instead? My sixth form is similar - always booklets anf answer booklets - and sometimes by looking up the subject on YouTube it motivates me more as I see things I hadn't necessarily learnt in the lesson.Btw I didn't do economics, but I took psychology and I find actually watching someone explain it us far more stimulating than reading from my booklet.
- 19-02-2018 05:23
Pretty much the same for me and psychology, dislike one of the teachers and how she's teaching it. best way I got back it was to completely ignore her and learn the material myself. So far it's been going pretty well. And the lessons are a lot more bearable, so, that's a bonus.
Perhaps you could look into youtube videos related to economics and read up on things about economics outside of your lessons?