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I'm deciding on which A-levels to study next year, and I am pretty sure i want to do Economics

However, i havent done it at GCSE, but I am doing GCSE Business studies at the moment

I was just wondering how much harder it will be for me as i havent done it for gcse?

Is there a lot to learn if you havent done it at GCSE?

Any advice is helpful, hopefully some people who were in the same position as me and chose economics (:

Thanks
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I did the exact same as what you are wanting to do
I picked it up pretty easily.
There were a few people in my class who really struggled, but they weren't really business minded.
If you are business minded you'll be fine! And even if your not, you can still do well as long as you put in a little extra work
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I'm deciding on which A-levels to study next year, and I am pretty sure i want to do Economics

However, i havent done it at GCSE, but I am doing GCSE Business studies at the moment

I was just wondering how much harder it will be for me as i havent done it for gcse?

Is there a lot to learn if you havent done it at GCSE?

Any advice is helpful, hopefully some people who were in the same position as me and chose economics (:

Thanks
You don't really need GCSE Economics for the A-Level, it's easily do-able without.

I self taught Economics with doing a GCSE so you should be fine
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Doesn't matter in the slightest. Most schools don't do econ GCSE and business studies will give you a basic grasp of things like inflation/recessions/booms etc. so don't worry!
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You dont need the GCSE.

I did AS business studies without doing it at GCSE or anything, and i managed fine. Many people there were also studying economics or accounting alongside and they found it helpful. Most people either did nothing at GCSE, or did business.

So you should be fine. At college you will soon learn that most of what you learnt at GCSE was wrong anyway lol.
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Nope, it'll be fine. I do Economics at A2 now, and I didn't take that or Business Studies for GCSE.
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Thanks for the advice everyone...

keep it coming (:
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doesn't matter at all.
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Nope, it'll be fine. I do Economics at A2 now, and I didn't take that or Business Studies for GCSE.

Can i ask what grades you got in AS Level?

Bit random, but thanks...
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Most people at my college didn't do it for GCSE. I didn't do it for GCSE and I'm hoping to get an A in it. I don't eve think the people who did it at GCSE have any advantage anymore over those who didn't.
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I'm in your position and took Economics and I'm finding it relatively easy compared to my other subjects. If you have a general economic awareness before hand you'll do fine also if your relatively adaptive etc. but it really is based on the person.

I found coming from a business background in the first unit it was easier to understand the reactions of firms as in business studies you learn the prospective of firms which can also give you kudos in essay question such as :

How would car companies react to the increases in the price of rubber?

You may find it easier to jump in the business hotseat and say well if I was the MD of Vauxhall I would .... throw in a supply/demand diagram evaluate done.

But as I said every student is different.

Bonne chance. In whatever you pick.
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don't worry about it. you don't need gcse economics to do economics at alevel.
i didn't have gcse econ and am doing a2 econ now. I got an A in AS as well.

it's really logical and you'll catch it easily.
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I did it at A level having done Business Studies at GCSE. There's no real advantage of taking Economics at GCSE. My friend did and he said it made unit 1 easier but that was about it.
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Can i ask what grades you got in AS Level?

Bit random, but thanks...
Didn't do as well as I could have done, slacked a bit :rolleyes:

Maths - A, Economics - A, Politics - B, English Literature - C (because of one bloody module :mad: )
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Hey, I applied for economics this year, as far as I know not doing GCSE Economics (I didn't even know you could do this) won't set you back at all, and you don't need even need A level Economics, although you can take this even though you didn't do the GCSE. I would concentrate on getting good grades for maths for now

Edit: sorry read it completely wrong , economics A Level was available in my school offered to me even though I didn't do the GCSE so I'm guessing the GCSE won't give anyone a major advantage.
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English Literature - C (because of one bloody module)
thats what resits are for. I basically resat the whole of AS biology in the A2 year, and resat all the christmas modules of A2 biology during the summer exam session.

Went from like an E to a C lol. got me into uni.
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thats what resits are for. I basically resat the whole of AS biology in the A2 year, and resat all the christmas modules of A2 biology during the summer exam session.

Went from like an E to a C lol. got me into uni.
I did resit that module and got basically the same thing. I couldn't bear to resit it again, as I despised the set text...
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economics gcse is dieing anyway, you will be fine.
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Our school doesn't offer GCSE Economics, but they offer it at AS/A2 and I'm coping fine, as is everyone else.
You doing BS will give you an advantage, so you'll be fine. I hadn't even done that!
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You'll be fine. It's all taught from scratch.
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