A-level economics reading Watch
Thanks for any suggestions!
What I wish I had done during A Levels was to keep up with current affairs, keep up with the tutor2u blog, and read the Financial Times and the Economist regularly. I believe there's a section in the FT specifically for A Level econ where they have an article for each topic and follow-up questions; make summaries of articles which you can use as application in essays and of course, the exams. If you're applying for econ at Oxbridge then do keep up with the news and reports from World Bank, IMF, World Economic Forum, Bank of England, etc which you can use to practice analysis and evaluation. Honestly, I've never finished reading any econ book lol, but Undercover Economist, Doughnut Economics and Freakonomics seem to be popular choices if you don't have any prior knowledge of economics. It would help to read a selection of books of different topics, e.g. development econ, environmental econ, monetary econ, financial econ, world economy (you don't have to finish them), find a few topics that really interest you and research them in depth. Then you can have a really good idea of what to write in your personal statement and have an interesting story to talk about should you be invited to an interview.
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Thanks for all taking our time for this fantastic advice, Where can I find the FT section for a-level students? I’ve tried looking around for it but I can’t seem to find it.