JC1 H2 Econs Tuition

Economics Tuition Singapore – JC1 H2 Economics Tuition SG

Can we be frank? In JC1, you have to be promoted to go to JC2.

And in our JC1 H2 Econs tuition lessons, we work hard, to make sure you get promoted with total ease!

In order to do so, you have to do sufficiently well in the JC1 Common Test (or known as J1 Mid-Year Exam), as well as in the Promotional Exams (or known as JC1 Final Year Exam). With the respective weighting of the overall marks of about 20-30% and about 60%, it is obvious that you have to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency before you can secure at least a “Pass” – Grade ‘E’.

(If you are from HCI or NYJC, please go to the section on JC2 H2 Econs tuition. You will cover the topics on Macroeconomics in J1.)

As we have mentioned, we are the ONLY A-Level tuition centre in Singapore, to run JC1 H2 Economics tuition programmes, in 3 very different sequences. We understand that parents and students appreciate that we arrange in this manner.

(We learnt of this ‘tragic incident’ that happened to one of our newer student. He was initially attending Econs tuition in another centre , also in Bishan. While his school was covering the topic on Market Structures, the Bishan private tutor was tackling Market Failure… He decided to switch to our H2 Econs tuition teachers at Adam Smith Learning Centre, when he learnt that we had 3 totally different classes that caters to every single type of possible sequences and pace.)

Sequence 1 – Market Mechanism, Market Structures, Market Failures

Sequence 2 – Market Mechanism, Market Failures , Market Structures

Sequence 3 – Market Mechanism, Introduction to Macroecons, Macroeconomics Problems & Policies

Typically, students from Raffles Institution Junior College (RIJC), Catholic JC and Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) attend classes according to sequences 1, 2 and 3, respectively. By making sure that the tuition lessons are synchronous with your school coverage, you can be totally confident that you can clear all your internal exams with ease!


First things first: the exam-tested list of topics (comprising Market Mechanism, Market Failure & Market Structures) amount to what is usually known as Content Mastery. What many JC students do not realise (usually, until it’s too late…) is that relying on content knowledge alone may not even guarantee a ‘Pass’ in this subject, let alone securing a distinction.


An Illustration:
Most Econs students learn how the market works, and when it fails. This is the content knowledge learnt.

Is this enough for a distinction? No, not at all.

In order to secure your grade ‘A’, you have to demonstrate your ability to explain how markets fail in

  1. familiar cases – such as pollution, congestion, healthcare, etc;
  2. unfamiliar and novel cases such as deforestation, overfishing, renewable and non-renewable resources, etc and
  3. multiple ways. For example, innovation can be arguably, a case of positive externalities, as well as strange case of public good.

Indeed, the main element that accounts for your success in this subject is Exam Techniques, namely how you

  1. Use the above content topics (Application),
  2. How detailed you are able to explain the linkages among economic concepts (Analysis) and
  3. The degree to which you can make judgement on certain economics issues, policies and phenomenon (Evaluation).

Only when you can demonstrate these 3 Higher-Order Thinking skills on a consistent basis, can you guarantee your grade ‘A’ in H2 Economics. And we impart all these skills in our JC1 H2 Econs tuition tutorial lessons.


JC1 H2 Econs Tuition – Learning of Exam Skills

For a quick demonstration of the common exam skills, here is brief example of a typical Economics essay question:

Distinguish with the use of examples, between public goods and merit goods. [10 marks]

The command word, “distinguish” is very common in Economics exams for A-Levels. In Microeconomic theory, you are expected to be able to make distinctions among several concepts, especially between

  1. the concepts of Price Elasticity of Demand (PED), Income Elasticity of Demand (YED), Cross Elasticity of Demand (XED) and/or Price Elasticity of Supply (PES),
  2. internal and external economies of scale (or diseconomies of scale)
  3. the features of Perfect Competition and Monopoly
  4. the features of Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly,
  5. as well as the distinction between public and demerit goods.

Obviously, Econs pupils can be asked to “distinguish” anything the examiners want! Therefore, in our H2 Economics tuition lessons, we not only classify this as one of the 3 possible types of Part A essays, we also explain the best areas of distinction.

Put another way, we provide a template approach, in which we explain the various skills involved in answering this type of question, and we also make this approach scientific – in a step-by-step manner, so that regardless of whatever concepts they ask for, bit it Microeconomics or Macroeconomics, students have the opportunity to learn the exam techniques, internalise these techniques and skills, and apply to all kinds of Economics essay questions they are posed. Viola!

(View what our ex-pupils thought of our tutors – the testimonials of our Econs tutors)

So, if you would like to guarantee promotion to JC2 is not an issue at all, call us now at https://m.me/adamsmithlc, to attend our 02 FREE trial lessons for H2 Economics tuition.

OR click the green button below, to request for our free trials time-slot in our H2 Economics tuition classes for JC1 pupils right away!

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