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couchpotato5
should i do economics for lc ?

in need of help with subject choices . Should I do economics for Leaving Cert???


12 Comments
SaibhScandura1
do whatever feels right
couchpotato5
okay thanks lol
BSFHolmes
BSFHolmes
Honestly, different subjects suit different people, you don't need to be really good at maths, essay writing or anything very general to do well in econ, but you do need to be prepared to work for a good grade, like a lot of subjects. If you're good with picking up conceptual stuff, perhaps like probability or applications of calculus in maths, then you can do really well in economics with minimal effort. If you can grasp the concepts like demand, supply, income etc, then you can get away with doing less rote learning. The devils in the details in economics, so if you do do it, pay attention from the start. I don't rote learn much but others in my class get through the whole exam with rote learned material, it's different for everyone....
catherine.d2000
I love economics. Its my fav subject so I might be biased. Its such an easy subject to understand and its so interesting. It really teaches you how the world works and I feel like im actaully learning useful info. A lot of the chapters overlap so often you can reuse defintions you have learnt. The book is also really small and there is exam papers available for the new course too. I'd pick it any day over business or accounting. If your interested in how covid is affecting our economy, the impact of brexit or the fact the USA printed money which could result in inflation, then you will love the subject. Good luck!
tcondon12
tcondon12
its a handy subject if you have an interest. The course is very short and can easily be finished by the end of 5th year. In 6th year, you do a research project which i will be doing next year.
Sarviss
Sarviss
Tbh, im confused on wheather i should too econ too, like I didnt do business in 2nd and 3rd yr so i knw imma be in ord level. But econ sounds like a good subject. My opinion was unnessary but there ya go... so yes do econ if you like
Sarviss
Sarviss
Tbh, im confused on wheather i should too econ too, like I didnt do business in 2nd and 3rd yr so i knw imma be in ord level. But econ sounds like a good subject. My opinion was unnessary but there ya go... so yes do econ if you like
wasCF
wasCF
It's an extremely difficult subject relative to the others. A low amount of high grades (H3+) coupled with a low uptake means that you really have to like it to do well in it. A huge amount of rote learning coupled with a horrible marking scheme makes this one to avoid if you're just looking for points.
Sineadtwomey8
I didnt do business for jc and joined the economics class late and at first it was a bit over whelming and almost felt like a new language, but now I am sitting the lc exam in 5 days and its my favourite subject by far and im going on to study it in college, if you have a strategic mindset and are interested in how the economy works and how one thing can effect another, you would most likely find it enjoyable. But if your brain works more logically and you prefer working with a fixed formula and plan, accounting would probably be more suitable! Hope this helps : )
avashortt
avashortt
like everyone's saying, it's a short enough course. but you really have to understand and grasp the concepts asap for everything else to make sense. like I didn't get elasticity of demand and then because the course is so linked i struggled with some other bits of the course. so if you're not the best at understanding stuff in class/ have a bad teacher I wouldn't recommend
ainedonlon
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