For Leaving Cert Economics, you will be assessed in two parts: a Research Study and the written exam. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know:
Everything you need to study Leaving Cert Economics
Leaving Cert Economics is a social science and studying it can open you up to a range of opportunities and career options.
The exam is worth 80% of your grade. Typically, you will find 2 sections to the written paper. In the first section, you will find 10 short questions but it is not mandatory to do them all. However, it is recommended as they can be quickly done and will maximise the amount of marks you can earn. In the second section, you will have a choice of 6 long questions and you only need to complete 3.
You will need to complete a Research Study which is a project done in the first term of 6th year. It is worth 20% of your economics grade. You’ll receive a brief (list of topics) in 6th year from which you choose one and conduct research and analysis on it.
After you conduct the Research Study, you will write up your report on it. This is what you are actually assessed on. The SEC recommends that you keep a portfolio or folder during your research process to help you complete this.
How to study economics
Studyclix subject guides
To make sure you get as many marks as possible, we have teamed up with expert teachers and high-achieving students to make H1 economics guides. Check them out below:
Practice past exam questions
One of the most effective ways to study economics is to practice past exam paper questions. The more questions you can do, the fewer surprises you'll have on the day of your exam.
This is why we have broken down all of the past exam paper questions into neat topics. This will save you loads of time searching for the right questions. You can find a list of question topics on the economics subject page.
Studyclix Quizzes can be the perfect solution if you are looking for an effective new way to study. Here are some reasons why you should check them out:
They have been created by subject experts.
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Studyclix Community Page
If you have a question about economics as a Leaving Cert subject, you can find the answer on Studyclix. On our community page, there are loads of students and teachers who would be willing to help you out. You can ask for study advice, find useful notes and much more. Check out the community page here.
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How do they work?
Click through all of the flashcards you need to know in each topic using the 'previous' and 'next' buttons on the flashcards.
Want to mix it up? Hit the shuffle button. Looking to test yourself again? Do it by hitting restart. You can also share, print or view the full deck. It's all at your fingertips.
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