How To Do Well in H1 Economics

H1 Econs Tuition Singapore – How To Do Well in H1 Economics?


If you are looking for tips to excel in H1 Economics exams, here are some strategies we adopt in our H1 econs tuition revision programmes that have proven to help pupils secure their distinction most assuredly.


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Note that unlike other H1 subjects art GCE “A” Levels, Economics in the beginning seems always difficult, because very few students come across the subject during their secondary school years.

Hence, on top of the learning of very new Economics concepts, theories and principles, they are also expected to be able to pick up Higher-Order Thinking Skills. In short, learning the concepts by memory work and regurgitating them in their Econs Promos and Prelims examinations will NOT work anymore.


H1 Economics Tuition – Exam Strategies And Tips

Here are the tips and strategies that we have found to work very well, for our H1 Econs pupils:


  1. Have a good set of Economics H1 notes

Yes, without a doubt, you must have a decent set of A-Level Economics H1 notes. Till today, we are still shock that some schools have lecture notes that are incomplete, erroneous or overloaded with excessive content topics that are only required for H2 Syllabus.

For example, you are not required to understand and explain how monopoly power or market power results in market failure. As of now, we understand that there are 4 junior colleges (JCs) who still cover that in lectures and tutorials.

So the first tip is: ignore the topics that are not in our H1 syllabus!


  1. Exposure to Economics H1 Questions & Answers

In our tutorials, we use a very large range of examples of Econs H1 answer for every question we discuss and practice with.

Frankly, in order to shorten the learning curve, students accelerate their success by the use of many essay and case study questions. With the sample outline, model essay answers, etc, you can easily discover what not to do in constructing a case study response for Discursive Question Types, what to do for all the 4 types of Trend Analysis Questions, how to evaluate the data set given in the tables and extracts, how to analyse in detail the workings of monetary policy, etc.

So the second tip for H1 Economics is: make sure you have a series of essay model answers and at least partial case study answers to model and learn. After all, modelling is one of the most natural and fastest way humans learn, right?


  1. Exam Strategies and Skills

This is really where the rubber meets the road. It is basically pointless to have a ton of lecture notes, a huge databank of Economics essays and case studies, and hours of writing practice, if you DO NOT possess the right set of exam skills!

How many of you have friends, who despite conscientiously studying for Economics, even set aside time to practice writing answers for essays and attempting case study after case study, but still fail to even secure a Pass grade?

How many of you really want to know how to do very well for H1 Economics?

Obviously, by now, you ought to realise that without the ability to demonstrate the exam skills set and techniques, you can bid farewell to your Economics distinction. I know this is a harsh statement, but facts are facts…

So the third tip is: make you are equipped with the full set of exam answering techniques. At least know the 7 types of the Data Reponses Questions (DRQs).

For instance, there are the standard, traditional DRQ question types, including the data observation kinds of questions. As for essay answering skills, the common is the challenging ones, known as the Causes And Effects Type.

I’m sure that you all know this question type. However, I’m unsure if you know how to get full marks for it. For starters, you must right now that there are 4 variations of it – one cause, one effect, many causes, many effects, and the other 2 variations in between.

To demonstrate the skills, we have to go beyond the page here. It requires some time for you to understand and internalise it. Just forget memorizing the exam skills. You NEED to internalise it and use it. In brief, you have to show APPLICATION to given contexts, demonstrate ANALYSIS in various cases, and also making EVALUATION on differing policies, outcomes, etc.

If you are thinking that these are not easy, you are right. It’s already difficult for adults, let alone 17-19 year olds…

However, if you allow us to show you, you WILL learn these skills, and go on to achieve the grades you desire!

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