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    Can anyone who takes economics a level tell me what it is like from a student perspective? I mean difficulty, common content, if its boring/exciting,etc.
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    It can get quite boring after the first year. I'm sitting my A2 exams in June, but for Economics, if you understand the lesson and topic, you will just remember it. The only issue is that you have to keep up today with current affairs around the globe and know a lot about the UK economy as of today, if you can't be bothered to do that, then you'll limit yourself to a C/D grade at A level. In my opinion, it's pretty straight forward, and the CGP revision guide does help. Don't bother with the big text books, the only "wider reading" for economics would be the news and possibly some The Economist articles.
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    (Original post by idkthename)
    Can anyone who takes economics a level tell me what it is like from a student perspective? I mean difficulty, common content, if its boring/exciting,etc.
    For people who are gifted with a mathmatical brain, the concepts are relatively easy to understand and consequently an enjoyable subject. I got a B at gcse maths and I find it extremely I regret taking it. Essay writing skills are helpful too as in the exam it's mostly 8 to 25 markers.
    I would also say the content is pretty heavy and dull, not applicable to real life which made it tricky for me also.
    Business studies is a much easier and more interesting alternative...
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    (Original post by Jake_logan)
    It can get quite boring after the first year. I'm sitting my A2 exams in June, but for Economics, if you understand the lesson and topic, you will just remember it. The only issue is that you have to keep up today with current affairs around the globe and know a lot about the UK economy as of today, if you can't be bothered to do that, then you'll limit yourself to a C/D grade at A level. In my opinion, it's pretty straight forward, and the CGP revision guide does help. Don't bother with the big text books, the only "wider reading" for economics would be the news and possibly some The Economist articles.
    So pretty good for someone who enjoys maths and world business in general?
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    (Original post by idkthename)
    So pretty good for someone who enjoys maths and world business in general?
    To be honest, there isn't hardly any complicated maths, as well as much of it. Only a little bit of maths, but it is just simple (+,-,/,*) and yes, if you enjoy the world of business in general, Economics is the one. I have mates who do both Econ and Business Studies, Business studies is more of a "subject" you learn to pass the exam, where as Economics is that too, but it also involves real life examples, and keeps you up to date with real life situations, which in reality helps you with anything :P
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    (Original post by Jake_logan)
    To be honest, there isn't hardly any complicated maths, as well as much of it. Only a little bit of maths, but it is just simple (+,-,/,*) and yes, if you enjoy the world of business in general, Economics is the one. I have mates who do both Econ and Business Studies, Business studies is more of a "subject" you learn to pass the exam, where as Economics is that too, but it also involves real life examples, and keeps you up to date with real life situations, which in reality helps you with anything :P
    Oh right you put that well thanks, i will most likely take it then
 
 
 

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