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Humanities subjects for Science course

Postby sparks » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:07 pm

dd intends to take up BCME in JC but is wondering if she should take econs at H1 or H2. Can any one advise pls?
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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby pirated » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:25 pm

sparks wrote:dd intends to take up BCME in JC but is wondering if she should take econs at H1 or H2. Can any one advise pls?

H1 is about 65% of H2 scope?

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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby zeemimi » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:02 pm

It depends on your dd, what is her forte. B is content heavy. C have to relearn. M is Ok. E is a new subject and depends on the child's aptitude. DD was hesitant about taking up E but found that she enjoys the subject a lot. Can try taking H2 first. If can't cope, can drop to H1 in jc2.
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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby sparks » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:39 pm

appreciate yr advice, zeemimi , tks! :smile:

Can I know if H2 econs content/format is similar to SS in secondary sch? If so, I think it wld be ok for her.

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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby pirated » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:45 pm

sparks wrote:appreciate yr advice, zeemimi , tks! :smile:

Can I know if H2 econs content/format is similar to SS in secondary sch? If so, I think it wld be ok for her.

Econs is a totally diff animal from SS!!

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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby zeemimi » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:39 pm

Econs is very different from ss. There is math involved also.
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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby jtoh » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:23 pm

Econs is completely different from SS. It's also very different from B, C and M. Ask your dd to try taking it at H2 level first. She can always drop it to H1 if she can't cope.

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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby Augmum » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:45 pm

Add to what Jtoh had said...
H1 Econs content is NOT half of H2, unlike other subjects like Geog...
It is about 70%-75% H2 content, in fact one of the most "boh wah" subj to take it at H1...
My gal's teacher dont really enocurage her pupils to take Econs at H1....
Unless, at the end of Yr 5/JC1, the grade CMI...then "force" to take it as H1...

Besides a good grasp of the English language ..must also like graphs...
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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby Skyed » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:11 pm

Econs is like the most not worth it subject to take as your H1. For subjects like math and chem, the difference between H2 and H1 is enormous, but for econs it's much less so. Also, for H1 there is a greater weightage for CSQ than H2. And since essays are usually the 'easier' component for most people....

edit: also, I took BCME in JC. among my classmates, those who did drop a subject to H1 mostly dropped chem. only had 1 student in my class drop econs to H1, but that was bc she really can't do econs (consistently U throughout J1).

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Re: H1 or H2 Economics

Postby sparks » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:48 pm

hi, thanks all for your input.

skyed, d classmate whom you mentioned dropped to h1 econs, do u know what her issues are with d subject?

I had d same problem with accounts in my schooling days. I'm more of maths person n I thot I wld hv no prob with accounts but I was so wrong. Absolutely hated it!

What are d other humanities subject that are good to take, may I know?

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