A-Level Economics Essays Skills

Econs Tuition Singapore – A-Level Economics Essays Skills & Tips


Regardless of whether you are a H1 or H2 Economics, your ability to design a coherent written response to an essay question is simply a huge key to doing very well in JC Economics.

Since the days of secondary schools, your O-Levels have already tested your ability to write in proper prose essay formats. Hence, the requirements in A-Levels are even more demanding.

That’s why in our A-Level Economics tuition lessons in Bishan (and online), we make sure every Econs student, besides your ability to construct logical arguments, in the format of an essay that will lead to your success in securing your Economics distinction, you have to demonstrate the following, in order to guarantee yourself the “A” grade that you desire.

(View our A-Level Economics case study skills and tips here)


Econs Essay Skills – Strategies for Economics Distinction

In order to do very well, you have to ensure the following:


  1. Your Econs essay answer must be well supported with examples.

When we mean examples, we mean a response that is relevant to the context of the given question. It may an economy, a group of countries, such as a trade bloc, a market , an industry or even a group of consumers.

The list of examples is almost limitless, so again, when we demonstrate this in class, you will learn the underlying principles in using examples.


  1. Your answer must be well analysed.

This will prove to be very difficult for most students. Generally, your answer must be balanced in some way, depending on the questions’ requirements.

You may have to explain alternative policies, offer differing impacts on a market or economy.

At odd times, you may even have to provide obscure reasons for a phenomenon. This is often seen in questions that cut across 2 or more topics.


  1. Your response must provide some form of eventual evaluation.

This is another stumbling block for many pupils, whereby you are expected to provide some kind of judgement on your own answer. The easiest type is to evaluate the policies in your answer, largely in terms of effectiveness and appropriateness.

For example, in the case of taxes in markets, you can invoke the concept of price elasticity of demand (PED) to gauge whether the tax policy will be effectiveness in achieving the objectives of a government.

In the case of say, Fiscal Policy, when you recall the large withdrawals that occur in an economy such as Singapore, you will easily recognise the accompanying small multiplier value that will restrict the effectiveness of the fiscal policy in aiming to overcome a recession in Singapore.

Of course, beyond the policy evaluation, there are other types as well. Our JC Economics tutor will go through thoroughly each and every type of evaluation possibilities.



Econs Essay Skills – Tips for Introduction and Conclusion

Briefly, your Economics essay answer has to have a relevant introduction and a sound conclusion. One more word about your conclusion, especially in the Part B essays: BE CONCLUSIVE!

Do not be wishy-washy, or indecisive. Be brave, and make an overall strong statement. Most students don’t realise that the introduction and concluding paragraphs contains marks too. We will fully illustrate how to do very well for it in our Economics tuition lessons.


Obviously, on top of giving you a range of H1 and H2 Econs essay outlines, we will also, in our tutorial lessons, provide a ton of past year JC Prelims and A-Level Economics essay question exam paper. Not forgetting the variety of sample Econs models essay, for modelling as well as for reference. Soonest, you will reinforce your set of Econs essay skills!


More exam tips and strategies in class by our A-Level Economics tutor.

So, why not sign up for your F.R.E.E trial lessons, and witness for yourself how we hep students cope this section of the exam?

Call us at https://m.me/adamsmithlc now! Or you can contact us for group tuition here now!

Thank you, and I wish you success in your academic endeavour!

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