Economics: Assessment format and assessment aims at the A levels

February 14th, 2020|

Assessment format and assessment aims at the A levels The A levels H2 Economics examination comprises of two written components: Paper 1 (Case studies) and Paper 2 (Essays). Candidates are expected to complete two compulsory case studies in Paper 1 while they will have a choice of six questions in Paper 2, from which [...]

Specialised HCI Economics Classes at Bukit Timah

April 12th, 2019|

Term 2 is a challenging time for J2 HCI students because the school is embarking on “flipped learning” (see point 5) which essentially means the students are left largely on their own with no lectures or tutorials for the topic “Firms and Market Structures”. This is a topic with quite a number of difficult concepts [...]

The Paradox of Value

February 15th, 2019|

Defining value is not as simple as it seems. Explore the paradox of value by watching this video from Ted-Ed's Constantly Curious. Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if [...]

Big Mac Economics

September 20th, 2018|

Watch this video from The Economist, Asia and learn the Big Mag Economics. What can a Big Mac tell us about the global economy? By comparing the prices of Big Mac in US dollars against the price of a Big Mac in another country's currency, we can see whether a currency is over- or undervalued. [...]

Obesity: not just a rich-world problem

September 17th, 2018|

Obesity is no longer a rich-world problem. People are fatter than ever. Hunger still blights many parts of the world. But the share of people who do not have enough to eat is in decline. This video from The Economist discusses the future effects of obesity in developing countries.

Where is the world’s most liveable city?

August 16th, 2018|

Vienna tops the Most Liveable City ranking by Economist Intelligence Unit. The ranking is based on the following factors: Stability, Education, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Culture, and Environment. Watch this video by the Economist for more details:

Mapping global population and the future of the world

August 1st, 2018|

As global populations shift the world as we know it will change. Today's dominant, developed economies will be increasingly focused on supporting the elderly. Whereas less-developed countries will be transformed by population booms. Source: The Economist

Why do some economies grow faster than others?

July 19th, 2018|

See how culture and politics constrain or drive economies as economists understand little about the social and geopolitical forces that influence a country's growth.  

Should We Tax the Rich More?

July 5th, 2018|

Should we tax the rich more? See how governments raise money to fund for Good-quality public services. Source: The Economist, Asia