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rshparuta04
Economics Or Business

HI guys I'm currently in TY and deciding subject choices. I need to decide between business and economics. Initially I was leaning towards economics as it sounds easier but however with the introduction of the new project and vague questions in the exam I'm unsure as to what to pick? I feel the project could be a make or break, so do you have to the project in class so your teacher sees everything or could you do some at home and then they would correct it? Is the threat of authentication and and improper assistance a real threat or just to put you off? If anyone could tell me I'd be really grateful thanks! (P.S. I know everyone did the project now at home because Covid) 0 Comments


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Ben bislin
I do business.... The concepts are easy and it is quite managable course throughout the two years. My friends that do economics find it odd as its a relatively new course and past papers are limited to samples. Business on the other hand has well more than enough study books. past papers and online study guides and help. It really does depend as im sure some people love economics, but as an average student business is very accessible and if you do the study the results will 100 percent follow. I have never done economics so maybe wait till somebody who does it can give you a perspective. Hope this helps.
grxinnef
grxinnef
I do economics having not done business for JC and I find it quite easy. But I will say that the course gets harder as the year goes on. It is split into two, macroeconomics and microeconomics and micro is the easier of the two. It is also a very short course so you may have a lot of time for revision at the end of 6th year. The project is 20% of the course and it's done in September of 6th year as far as I know? Not sure. But everyone does the same project and the teacher guides you through it. Not a lot has changed from the old course tbh.
rshparuta04
Thanks so much!
lisaob
lisaob
Hey, I do business and economics. Business is straight forward and easy to comprehend. However, economics is a lot more interesting... the new course is more focused on applying economics to scenarios. The economics course is also a lot shorter than the business course. Both are good subjects if you are aiming for H1/2. Hope that helps!
CianRoche03
i had the same question when i was in fourth year but i asked a teacher who teaches both and he very much pushed me towards business saying its a far easier subject if you are looking to get the highest grade possible. Also the H1/H2 rate is higher for business than economics
JGunning02
I do both and have to say I find economics much more enjoyable. The subjects are similiar in the sort of learning good bit of definitions. but in economics I feel you can get away with waffling a bit more then you can with business where you have to be very exact. Also economics is a lot more about learning concepts
Sarah03
Sarah03
I do both and economics is definitely more interesting. Business is basically rote learning but economics you really have to understand a concept and be able to use that knowledge in different scenarios. The course is way shorter in economics and there is a project. There is quite a few graphs in different economics chapters and small amounts of calculations/ maths. I'd choose business if you need the points but economics if you don't as it is more enjoyable.
katelyng30
I'm not sure if this is still relevant to you but I do both Business and Economics. The Economics course is far shorter with a lot less information to learn off but the new project is supposed to be very tricky although I haven't done it yet myself. In Business there is a lot of overlap between chapters but the amount of detial can be very heavy. Personally I prefer Economics but its really up to you. Just try to keep in mind that there are a lot more graphs in Economics.
katelyng30
I'm not sure if this is still relevant to you but I do both Business and Economics. The Economics course is far shorter with a lot less information to learn off but the new project is supposed to be very tricky although I haven't done it yet myself. In Business there is a lot of overlap between chapters but the amount of detial can be very heavy. Personally I prefer Economics but its really up to you. Just try to keep in mind that there are a lot more graphs in Economics.
jackcasey
jackcasey
The economics course is much shorter than the business. I am a H1 student and it is much easier to undertsand and answer the questions if you have an interest in the world around you. I find micro economics more difficult as it is a case of just learning the graphs where as macro is having an understanding. Business is basic knowledge, but a lot of it. Unless you love business I would not take a number of high content subjects such as geogrpahy, biology and maybe history. Doing both business and economics may help you a bit but either subject is great for aiming for the top marks
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