jooniemoonbuns
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
Hi! I am currently in Yr12 and I take Maths, History, Chemistry A-Levels (which I am predicted AAA in) and I recently did English at AS-Level. I do not take Economics A-Level, which has led to me struggling with my PS for the Economics aspect. I am thinking of applying to the below unis:

1) Oxford - History and Economics
2) LSE - Economic History with Economics
3) UCL - History, Politics and Economics
4) Exeter - Flexible Combined Honours in History and Economics
5) Leeds/ Liverpool - History and Economics

How should I go about my Personal Statement, and are there any easy to understand books that I should read that link History and Economics together? Also, how do I give myself a stronger understanding of Economics even though I was dumb enough not to take the A-Level?

Thank you!
0
reply
𝓖𝓱𝓸𝓼𝓽𝓵𝓪𝓭𝔂
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Not sure about books, but how about the economic crash of the 1920's? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depres...920%E2%80%9321
0
reply
Toastiekid
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
hi there i applied for economics (and maths joint honours degree) in september and only took econ at as level but found it really interesting so i read a lot of economics book over the summer of year 12! some i enjoyed were predictably irrational, dead aid, the undercover economist, narconomics, seriously curious (the economics explains) and doughnut economics (this one was my favourite) though i wouldn't read all of them just for your personal statement; you don't need to mention that many books (i most certainly didn't!), i just read so many as i read a lot and found them really interesting
in general though, if you want to get an understanding of econ, i'd either read doughnut economics (which is a nice introductory book imo) or do an online course in econ (there are lots of free MOOCs on websites like the open university, i'd give them a google) or look on youtube (there are quite a few great econ channels on there!). there are also quite a few fairly accessible econ podcasts: planet money, freakonomics and more or less: behind the stats are the ones that i can think of off the top of my head
best of luck with it!:woo:
1
reply
jooniemoonbuns
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by Ghostlady)
Not sure about books, but how about the economic crash of the 1920's? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depres...920%E2%80%9321
thank you! we are studying this for history level but i'll make sure to read more into it!
0
reply
jooniemoonbuns
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by Toastiekid)
hi there i applied for economics (and maths joint honours degree) in september and only took econ at as level but found it really interesting so i read a lot of economics book over the summer of year 12! some i enjoyed were predictably irrational, dead aid, the undercover economist, narconomics, seriously curious (the economics explains) and doughnut economics (this one was my favourite) though i wouldn't read all of them just for your personal statement; you don't need to mention that many books (i most certainly didn't!), i just read so many as i read a lot and found them really interesting
in general though, if you want to get an understanding of econ, i'd either read doughnut economics (which is a nice introductory book imo) or do an online course in econ (there are lots of free MOOCs on websites like the open university, i'd give them a google) or look on youtube (there are quite a few great econ channels on there!). there are also quite a few fairly accessible econ podcasts: planet money, freakonomics and more or less: behind the stats are the ones that i can think of off the top of my head
best of luck with it!:woo:
thank you so much! i will definitely check out the books you recommended!
1
reply
PetitePanda
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
I recommend look at historicism chapter on History and Economics: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...6#post88085076 they have some useful recommendations for both
0
reply
jooniemoonbuns
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by PetitePanda)
I recommend look at historicism chapter on History and Economics: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...6#post88085076 they have some useful recommendations for both
that was really helpful! thanks
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Feeling behind at school/college? What is the best thing your teachers could to help you catch up?

Extra compulsory independent learning activities (eg, homework tasks) (19)
7.54%
Run extra compulsory lessons or workshops (38)
15.08%
Focus on making the normal lesson time with them as high quality as possible (45)
17.86%
Focus on making the normal learning resources as high quality/accessible as possible (36)
14.29%
Provide extra optional activities, lessons and/or workshops (67)
26.59%
Assess students, decide who needs extra support and focus on these students (47)
18.65%

Watched Threads

View All