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Both H1 and H2 Economics cover topics from both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. There is one less Microeconomic topic (Theory of Firms) for the H1 but is taught in H2 Economics. The rest of the topics in Macroeconomics are almost similar for both H1 and H2 Economics.

The level of academic rigour of the H2 syllabus is retained in the H1 syllabus.

Please refer to the following links for the syllabus:

For JC 2 (2016)



For JC 1 (2016)


New H2 Syllabus will be provided by SEAB at a later date. (Please click here for updated information.)
The question-types used for the assessment of H1 and H2 Economics are the same. They comprise two sets of case study questions and essay questions. A relatively high weightage of 70% is given to the case study section in H1 Economics as compared to the weightage of 40% in H2 Economics. This is consistent with the thrust of the H1 Economics syllabus on students’ ability to apply economic concepts and principles to explore multi-faceted and pertinent economic issues and review policy decisions in real world context.


Assessment Format for H1 Economics

The assessment format for H1 syllabus comprises 1 paper with 2 sections:

Section

Description

Weightage

Duration

A

Case Study Questions

 

Candidates will be given 2 sets of questions based on 2 condensed write-up of about 2-3 pages each on a multi-faceted economic issue or policy decision, including a set of data.

 

Each set of questions will carry 30 marks.

70%

3 hr

B

Essay Questions

Candidates will need to answer 1 out of 2 essay questions.

The essay question will carry 25 marks

30%



Assessment Format for H2 Economics


The assessment format for the H2 syllabus comprises 2 papers:

Paper

Description

Mark Weightage

Duration

1

Case Study Questions
2 sets of questions based on 2 condensed write-ups of about 2 - 3 pages each on a multi-faceted economic issue or policy decision, including a set of data.

 

Each set of questions will carry 30 marks.

40%

2 hrs 15 min

2

Essay Questions
3 questions to be answered and at least one question from each section.


Section A
3 essay questions focusing mainly on microeconomics


Section B
3 essay questions focusing mainly on macroeconomics

 

Each question will carry 25 marks.

60%

2 hrs 15 min

 

The use of formative assessment

Formative assessments are conducted during the course of instruction by the Economics department to monitor students’ learning progress, diagnose learning difficulties and providing feedback on areas that need improvement. The modes of formative assessment include Poll Everywhere, Exit Card and short lecture quizzes.