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 Lesson Schedule 2015 

Economics H1 & H2 

Emphasis on Skills, Analysis & Evaluation

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1. Cancun, Mexico

2. Machu Picchu, Peru

3. Auckland, New Zealand

4. Cinque Terre and the Italian Coast

5. Greek Isles in the Early Season

6. Patagonia

7. Egypt’s Mighty Pyramids

8. Dublin, Ireland

9. Thailand

10. Baja Surf Trip


Name/School                 Grades.      H1/2 Economics

Wong Jun Wei Ryan (RI)        A

Choo Yih Shin Jeremiah (RI) A

Zuo Yuchen (RI)                       A

Chua Cheery (DHS)                 A

Kimberly Kuek (DHS)             A

Crystal Chua Min Siu (IJC)    A

Lim Xin Wen Kimberly          A


Tan Xuan (DHS)                     A

Kong Xue Chun (DHS)          A

Lim Xin Hui                             B 


Name/School                 Grades.      H1/2 Economics

Nelvin Tan Thang Cai (TJC)  A
Simon Tong (TJC)                   B

Pek Yun Ning (DHS)               B

Ronnie Poon (MJC)                 A

Lim Sean Jet (MJC)                 A

Jasmine Goh Hui Xin (MJC)  B

Ashish Stephen Peter (SRJC) B

Rachel Seah (TJC)                    A

Leong Li Harn (AJC)               A

Jones Chua Xun Hao (NYJC) A

Lee Wan Qing (SRJC)              A

Tan Zi Ying (TPJC)                  B






Name/School                 Grades.      H1/2 Economics

Esther (TPJC)                       B

Cloe Fu (ACJC)                      B

Kathy (TPJC)                         B

Sachpreet Kaur (SAJC).      A

Kee Wan Qi (RI)                   B

Liu Xin (AJC).                       A

Manikandan Annamalai (YJC) B

Kong Cheng En (YJC)          B

Sng Ei Jia (NJC)                   B

Roy Tan Kian Hun               B

Nur Farahin (IJC)                B





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1. Baker & Cook @ Hillcrest Road

2. Kopitiam @ Farrer Park (near City Square Mall)

3. Library@Esplanade

4. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf @ Orchard Central

5. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf @ Guthrie House

6. Changi Airport

7. Woodlands Civic Centre

8. Bishan Library

9. Rochester Starbucks

10. Tampines One - J.Co


 2. Scholarships

Consider an athletic scholarship. Or academic scholarship. You'll need to be a remarkable  athlete or straight As student and if you are, you might be able to net a scholarship that will seriously ease the financial burden of college. Cheers to being debt free!




 3. Ask Charity Organisations

There are various charity organizations whose mission is    exactly that: to help you fund your college dream. 

We suggest you check out a range of scholarships and grants.

Apply early! Know your financial situation early before the bills roll in.Hopefully, you won't end up having to pay too much out of your pocket. 




1. Work

Working while saving money for university can be a great solution to avoid borrowing ludicrous sums of money later on.

Heading to Macdonalds to flip burgers after school may not seem glamorous however with good financial planning and sound decision-making, you won't have to sell your soul for textbooks or instant noodles.

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5. Strike a Deal With Your Employer

Negotiate with your employer to pick up the tab for your education. First, figure out how your degree might benefit your employer or company. List the benefits for your managers. State your intentions clearly by pointing out beneficial tax breaks or offering to commit to the company in the longer-term.


It is a win-win situation.

In this case, what's good for the company is good for you and vice versa.

4. Merit Scholarships

You're a smart cookie. We can tell. Why not put those smarts to work for you? Merit scholarships are available to students with good grades and a history of outstanding extracurricular activities. Schools might require you to write an essay before granting you the deal so its time to hone your writing skills! Don't procrastinate!

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6. Textbooks

Textbooks at university level are a necessary evil.

They do not come cheap, hence as an alternative seek to buy from seniors or second hand bookstores.


Look for a bookstore in your district, check online for updates or sales as well. Who knows what textbook offers you may receive ?


Be sure to bargain at second hand bookstores if you feel that price they quote you is above the marketprice. 

7. Gadgets

Students own an average of 6.9 gadgets per person. 0.9 probably comes from a Windows phone because non-iPhones don't count as gadgets. In fact,truth is, a few gadgets can help you a whole lot when you're actually trying to learn something at school. Just keep perspective and don't go overboard chasing the lastest trends. You thank yourself in future for the thifty habit. Don't worry you can always thank us in the future later. (:

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8. Reduce Your Needs- Having So Much Fun


When in college expenses spending, accounts for everything from entertainment to vacationing. This represents 40% of the average college student's budget. Surprise, surprise; you can save serious bucks by cutting down on how much you spend on fun.


University campuses are a hub of free events and activities, so why don't you take advantage of those? You'll probably miss that scene once you graduate. Take advantage of the communal nature of the college experience to save some cash. Buy group tickets. Eat family-style meals.


Look towards the future, you will be grateful that you did.

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9. Be a SR or RA.

Be a SR (student representative) or a RA (Resident Assistant) RAs are a hybrid of student, counselor, and rule enforcer. On the other hand, SRs are student representatives, they help out in major university seminars, events, talks and open houses. In terms of flexibilty of time, SRs can enjoy more perks and have more time to themselves.


Sadly, the primary job of an RA is to be available. So if you are seriously commited to this post, go for it. Hall management, Dorm rounds and curfew checks are some of the duties of a RA. RAs have dedicated on-call times, during which they must respond to requests from students. All of this home turf availability can put a damper on your social life, for sure. But you'll also get to foster a sense of community among your residents. The best part is you are paid !


10. Avoid going to university altogether. Choose a technical education route or get a diploma. Degrees are not necessary in today's world unless you are specialising in a certain field. Experience and skills though matters.



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H1 Economics:

Section A: 2 hours 15 minutes (70%)
Answer two case study questions

1) For each set of case study question, 40% are data response type questions and 60% are higher order type questions.

2) Each case study question carries 30 marks.

3) Candidates may also be asked to assume a role in resolving the economic problem related to the case. 

Section B: 45 minutes (30%)

Answer one out of two essay questions.

1) Each essay question carries 25 marks. 

H2 Economics:


Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes (40%)

Answer two case study questions.


For each set of case study questions, 40% are data response type questions and 60% are higher order type questions.

Each case study question carries 30 marks.

Candidates may also be asked to assume a role in resolving the economic problem related to the case.


Paper 2: 2 hours 15 minutes (60%)


Answer three out of six essay questions.

Answer at least one question each from Section A (Microeconomics) and Section B (Macroeconomics). The third question can be chosen from either section.

Each essay question carries 25 marks.


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