Many Tuition Centres do not offer H1 Economics Tuition. They tend to mix both H1 and H2 students in the same class and, in some cases, using the same set of notes with the same pedagogical approach oblivious to the differences between the 2 Subjects. It is not right and may be harmful to the students as the focus and preparations are different.
H1 exam (8819) is significantly different from the H2 exam(9732) regarding topics coverage and types of questions.
Some alarming differences between current H1 and H2 Economics:
– H2 Economics includes Income and Cross Elasticity of demand as well as Market Structure, while H1 Economics does not.
– H1 Econs has a higher weighting on case studies (70%) and less on the essay (30%). Hence there is the need to focus more on developing case study skills besides essay-writing skills. In H2 economics, the weighting is 40% on Case Study and 60% on Essay. Hence the focus on preparing students for the 2 Subjects cannot be the same as there is a different focus and different skills set needed.
– H2 Economics has Paper 1 (2 cases) and Paper 2 (3 out of 6 essays) while H1 Economics only has one paper (2 cases plus 1 from 2 essays)
– H1 Econs paper does not have 25 marks question.
In addition to the different coverage of topics, most students are not aware that the case study and essay-writing skills are not identical. The focus of the 2 subjects and hence the preparation cannot be the same. You will be better off in interacting with our H1 specialist who has over 3 decades of teaching experience to find out more about the subject. The study of Economics is a joyful experience under our carefully developed programme and passionately conducted by our energetic education consultant. IT WILL BE THE DAWN OF A NEW PERIOD OF UNDERSTANDING AND JOY. Don’t believe us! Just try us! You will be glad you did!