IB & JC A Level Economics Definitions You Should Know By Heart

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There’s no denying that JC A Level Economics and IB Economics are on a whole new level of difficulty. Since you don’t have a strong foundation on the subject during your previous academic years, being bombarded with jargon-heavy information can truly feel overwhelming. You also have to familiarise yourself with several IB and JC A Level Economics definitions to give …

New IB Economics Syllabus (2022 onwards)

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The new IB Economics syllabus (starting 2022) promises to be even more rigorous than before. Where the old HL syllabus (2013-2021) had 24 subtopics, it now has 31 subtopics. Hence, a lot more content is taught in schools, albeit squeezed into the same number of teaching hours. For example, in the new syllabus, there seems to be a greater emphasis …

IB Economics – HL or SL Economics ?

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Firstly, many struggle to choose between Business and Management (or other Humanities subjects) and Economics. Economics is an academic subject, hence essay responses written during the exams have to be referencing a specific concept in mind; there is no room for ‘waffling’, contrary to popular belief. As such, those who enjoy a form of ‘specificity’ within a Humanities discipline would …

Best Economics Tuition or Tutor in Singapore?

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I do not claim to provide the best economics tuition in Singapore. Neither do I claim to be the best economics tutor. These are compliments that many students have given to me over the years. Some were very demoralised and hated learning economics at first and I managed to transform that to enthusiasm and good grades. Brandon Ho of ACJC …

A Levels or IB Diploma programme?

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A Levels or IB Diploma? Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?! There are about 12,000 students taking the A Levels in Singapore every year and 2,500 taking IB examinations. The numbers for IB have increased significantly over the years as local reputable schools like ACS and SJI have jumped onto the bandwagon. There are also specialty schools like …

H1 or H2 Economics for A Levels?

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Congratulations!  Being on this page suggests you are serious about learning JC A Level Economics, which is a really wise move. 🙂 Perhaps, you have read our article about the Benefits of Learning Economics. But faced with a choice of taking H1 or H2 Economics, what should you do? 1. CONTENT – H1 vs H2 Economics H1 Economics is basically …

Tuition Curbs? Wrong Answer. Please try again.

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Allow me to respond to various writings recently published in the Straits Times: “China bars for-profit tutoring in core school subjects“, a letter to the ST Forum, “Should China’s curbs on tuition be looked at here?” and “China cracking down on private tuition: A lesson for Singapore?“. It would be a mistake to blame the tuition industry for mental and emotional health issues that …

Real World Economics - Singapore HK Travel Bubble

Real World Economics Applied: Rational Decision Making – To Hong Kong or not?

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Singapore and Hong Kong have reached an agreement on an air-travel bubble slated to start on 26th May 2021. Rational decision making requires marginal cost and benefit analysis as per Singapore Cambridge A Level H2 Economics Syllabus and also H1 Economics Syllabus. That is the most critical aspect and in doing so, with consideration of information required, possible constraints, intended …