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aprilshowers
Doing Economics for LC??

Hey guys, so im in Ty and I have to pick between Chemistry and Economics. I really hate Chemistry, so how is economics?? Is it interesting, easy or enjoyable??How is the exam?? thanks!!


5 Comments
AbsoluteUnit36
Depends on your preferences. If you're not hugely mathsy its a good subject to do in secondary school since their isn't much maths involved at this level and the bits that are there are very simple. However, there's a lot of information in there and you really want to understand the topics to answer some of the more tricky exam questions. If you're interested in how the economy works and have interests in politics, psychology, etc then its agood suject to complement those interests. The exam itself in my view is very friendly timewise and offers lots of choice if you're stuck. All in all its a very approachable subject in the Leaving Cert and a H1-3 is very achievable in the exam.
Ava_5845
Ava_5845
Lovely course, very doable exam & easy to do reasonably well in with limited learning. Easy to understand & in case of emergencies, u can definitely teach yourself the course!! Would definitely recommend!!
ar2002
ar2002
they've changed the course and the first year taking the new exam will take it in 2021. im in fifth year and picked it and do slightly regret it because there doesnt seem to be a lot of information about what the exam will be like. it would probably be like that for your year too except when u get to sixth year ye can look at the 2021 paper. personally i wish i picked business tbh
larstar4
larstar4
I do both economics and chemistry, i'm in fifth year so my year is the first to do the new course. There's project work that's worth 20% of your leaving cert but no one knows anything about it. Economics is my easiest subject and there's nothing much to it. It's theory dense, some definitions with the tiniest bit of maths. You don't really have to understand the topics because it's mainly common sense. Chemistry on the other hand, you need to be able to understand the material and there is a lot of maths involved compared to economics, but it's manageable. Personally, i find chemistry is more difficult than economics but not by much. I find them both enjoyable, but chemistry is more interesting than economics.
Ava_5845
Ava_5845
As far as I know, exam shouldn't change too much. My one concern would be the project.
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