A Level H1 Economics

Have you taken Economics as your core subject in A-levels? Do you feel the pressure to ace all the subjects at once? We are here to help you with everything you want to know about H1 economics!

Firstly, a brief introduction to A-level Economics. Students are expected to be able to analyse economic issues, make sound arguments, evaluate the information given and organise and communicate their ideas well. The curriculum covers fundamental economics ideas, and it includes concepts like market structure, demand and supply,  inflation and unemployment. Students learn about microeconomics and macroeconomics as well.

What Is H1 Economics

H1 Economics is the short form of “Higher 1” Economics. Students have a choice between H1 and H2 Economics. However, one of the biggest misconceptions is that you need to study less for H1 economics. Both H1 and H2 Economics have similar topics, skills and assessment objectives to cover. In H1 Economics, however, students only have to attempt Paper 1, consisting of two compulsory case-study questions.

Aims Of H1 Economics

H1 Economics requires students to have a firm grasp of the concepts. Students expect to learn how to deal with the standard economics policies of everyday life. Students will also learn about different economic agents. Here are some of the aims of the H1 Economics curriculum and what it expects from the students:

1. Understanding of fundamental and detailed economic theories 
H1 Economics expects the student to have a basic understanding of fundamental economic concepts.

2. Identifying and analysing economic issues by using the relevant tools

Students will also learn how to develop critical thinking and analytical skills by using the correct tools to draw conclusions about certain economic issues.

3. Critical reading of different economic activities

Candidates should develop a habit of critical reading, and learn to analyse policies at a national and international level.

4. Developing rational decision-making skills from economic arguments

Students should develop the ability to make well-reasoned economic arguments to arrive at sound decisions.

Assessment Goals of H1 Economics

Candidates should expect to be assessed on the following points:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the economic policies and concepts
  2. Interpretation and evaluation of the data available. For instance, in the form of text, graphs and numerical data.
  3. Application and analysis of economic theories, and having a sound opinion on contemporary issues and economic policies

Examination Pattern And Curriculum of H1 Economics

H1 Economics contains a total of 90 marks and the paper is three hours long. It consists of the only Paper 1, unlike H2 Economics. Candidates have to answer 2 case studies of equal weightage.

The syllabus content has three main themes:
1. The Central Economic Problem
This theme revolves around the main problem in Economics: unlimited wants versus limited resources. Students will also learn about the different issues faced by economic agents. The main chapters will touch on scarcity as the central economic problem and the concepts and tools of economics.

2. Markets
This theme focuses on how markets deal with the central economics problems and how decisions are made by economic agents. Students will get acquainted with microeconomics and its topics. The main topics will touch on price mechanism and its applications, firms and decisions, and market failure.

3. The National Economy
Students should be able to understand the different economic issues faced by the national economy. The main topics will touch on the introduction to macroeconomic analysis and standard of living.

Problems students may face

Students who may not have encountered economics as a subject before may face difficulties grasping certain concepts. They may feel left behind in schools as well as their school teachers have no time to help every student individually.

Furthermore, although H1 and H2 Economics may have similar content, there are differences as well. H1 students will thus need individual attention that is separate from students studying H2 content. The examination style may be different, and hence there is a need for H1 Economics students to find guidance specific to their subject to avoid wasting time and effort in revision.

The solution?

One solution would be to find a suitable tutor. A tutor who offers separate guidance for H1 and H2 students would be beneficial and effective.

A supportive tutor would be able to answer any doubts a student has and offer personalised remarks and feedback on a student’s work.

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