How we educate our students in our economics tuition
Our Class Activities
These economics videos were developed by JC Economics Tutor Simon Ng. As part of the economics tuition programme, these videos will be beneficial to JC students in preparing for their GCE A Level examinations. We hope that the visually-enhanced educational resources will improve your revision efforts and help you to get grade A for the J1 Promotional and J2 GCE A Level Economics examinations. We would like to hear from you with reference to these videos by commenting in each video separately so that we can create the best possible learning experience for all.
Understand the GCE A level Examination
Let us show you the complexity of the GCE A level examination and how to overcome the difficulties as we review the 2018 GCE A level examination paper for Economics
Recap your knowledge in JC1
Refresh your understanding of the content and let our tutors show you how to apply the knowledge to the questions.
Develop your skills
Build the essay writing skills and CSQ answering techniques with our skills development programme – is what you write that counts for examination and not what you know.
Develop your rational thinking
Enrich your acumen on economic issues and events with our Digital Economics Education Magazine – we explain and discuss with our students the major economic issues in the world like oil, Europe crisis and others.
Make practices count
Online or offline practices, we ensure our students develop the right skills and know how to ace their examination. Develop the knowledge and apply accurately to the questions.
Organize your learning
We deliver our knowledge through our learning apps and record your education in this digital format to make learning accessible, easy and productive.
What our students will do during the November-December 2018 Economics and GP Tuition?
An apps-based learning programme
During the November and December 2018 period, we will be introducing two new Economics and GP Tuition programmes for students, namely the JC1 Economics Tuition Revision and the J1/J2 GP Tuition Skills Development Workshops. Both programmes will feature a subject-specific app that contains online magazines that cover myriad topics to expand your knowledge of Economics and GP matters respectively. Additionally, our apps are exam-driven as you will learn how to use the given information to answer different questions. As such, these programmes are productive and enriching at the same time. Get started by viewing our schedule to find out more!
Join our JC1 Economics Tuition Revision Workshops that will be held during the November and December post-examination holiday period. Our classes are available for those taking either H2 Economics or H1 Economics, featuring the FIRST-EVER apps-based learning.
Register for our J1 and J2 GP Tuition Skills Development Workshop that will be conducted during the November and December post-examination term. Be intrigued by our newly-developed GP Study app that includes a wide range of topics, like Travel and Science and Technology, to broaden your knowledge of various matters as you gear up for the GCE A Level General Paper examination.
Ace your Economics with our Learning Video Essays
Broaden your knowledge on A Level Economics with our online video essays by JC Economics Tutor Simon Ng, as part of our economics tuition programme for JC1 and JC2 H1 and H2 Economics. Analyze essay questions carefully with our instructional videos that will guide you through the process of writing JC Economics Essays effectively. Furthermore, you can use our essay questions for self-practice to gear up for the examinations.
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Main Characteristics of Singapore Economy
Singapore’s economy is truly of unique nature, encompassing peculiar characteristics of a small and open economy. These economic qualities range from her export-orientation and import-dependency to high-valued production and FDI-openness.
With constraints of natural resources and land, Singapore overcomes these problems by opening up to the global markets, relying heavily on the export and import markets for resource sustenance. Moreover, Singapore’s focus on resource refinement help her to achieve high-valued productions that raises profitability and comparative advantage in the high-value market, where demand is price-inelastic.
Singapore has also attracted tremendous foreign-direct investment, serving as the top FDI destination globally. Her reputation as a reliable wealth management and trade hub seeds confidence in market investors, encouraging them to park their funds in the Singapore market.
Economic Challenges that Singapore will Face
However, a small and open economy, such as Singapore’s, is prone to vulnerabilities from the external market, often experiencing the full blunt of economic shocks due to her higher Trade-to-GDP ratio. These economic challenges can be categorised internally and externally, with external factors such as trade protectionism, regional competition and global recession and internal factors in the form of low multiplier effect, rising cost of living and increasing skill disparity.
External economic challenges hold significant impact towards Singapore as Singapore is unable to fend off global economic shocks, lending to the fact that a major portion of her GDP is married to export trade. Also, as neighbouring ASEAN nations develop, Singapore’s share of the global market falls inevitably, resulting in a loss of comparative advantage.
Internal challenges include low multiplier effect, rising cost of living and increasing skill disparity, which is often hard for Singapore to contain as a low multiplier stems from a small population size, while rising cost of living attributes to cost-push inflation, which is caused by higher import costs.
Increasing skill disparity has been a challenge to curb as Singapore’s economy is constantly under industry restructuring in light of diminishing comparative advantage in the global market.
Which Economic Policies Can We Adopt?
In response to our economic challenges, Singapore implements various economic policies to reduce the negative impacts of these global economic problems.
Combating the ill-effects of trade protectionism from foreign nations, Singapore adopts FTAs with notable economic blocs and partnerships, namely AFTA, APEC and CPTPP, thereby reducing tariffs costs on foreign imports.
Singapore also adopts a strategy of a high-valued manufacturing sector, where demand is price-inelastic. This enables Singapore to continue compete in the international markets, despite regional competition, global recession and resource constraints, as Singapore is aided by its comparative advantage of exporting high-value products.
In managing rising cost of living, Singapore administers her unique exchange-rate management policy to curb inflation. This is possible as inflation in Singapore is largely due to higher import cost. Therefore, by keeping the cost of foreign imports low through the appreciation of SGD, Singapore is able to manage her imported inflation.
Lastly, to resolve the widening skill disparity, Singapore employs a series of supply-side policies in her effort to raise skill levels and improve labour productivity levels. Manpower Development in the likes of SkillsFuture and WSQ has helped Singapore employees to identify their personal skill levels and attend training classes to enhance their skills.
Receive Quality Help in Economics
Why our economics tuition will help you to ace the exam?
In many ways, our economics tuition has been touted as one of the best in Singapore, according to students and parents. This is due to our effective teaching methodology that helps students improve their understanding and conceptualisation of economics knowledge. Every student that passes through our door will receive personalised lessons and materials that are tailored to suit their learning abilities so as to maximise their learning.
Economics Tuition Programmes
Know more about our economics tuition
Our economics tuition helps prepare students for A in the subject through a series of well thought out lessons and the provision of extensive learning materials. Our economics tuition stands out amongst the rest because it is helmed by dedicated and experienced economics tutors who will ensure that each student receives quality education in a professional manner. Our tutors also embark on a holistic learning strategy, focusing on both the development of student’s academics as well as their general well-being.
Skills Development Programme
What we teach
During our economics tuition, tutors will focus on the development of student’s economic skills. This is done through practice and careful guidance under the tutelage of our experienced tutors who will ensure each and every student undergoes a fulfilling educational journey.
JC Economics Notes
Comprehensive Economics Notes
JC economics notes are presented to students in a concise and easily digestible manner so that they will be able to understand key economic concepts with ease. This also allows for the raising of efficiency of revision for students.
JC Economics Essays
Learn From model Economics Essays
Model economics essays are also available to students. Students will find model essays especially helpful because it serves as a guide for them to learn and emulate from, allowing them to vastly improve their essay writing skills.
JC Economics CSQs
Be A CSQ Expert
During economics tuition, students will be exposed to a wide variety of CSQ questions that will test and develop their abilities in answering case study questions. Through the many CSQ practices, tutors will also be able to identify weak points in student’s answering techniques allowing them to improve upon it.
JC Economics Syllabus
Understand The Syllabus Requirements
Understanding the economics syllabus is of vital importance because it explains in absolute detail, what is required of students. Knowing what is required during the economics examinations will allow students to better focus their time and energy on the right things paving the way for better time management and improvement in the subject.
The H2 economics syllabus is extensive and it comprises of 2 papers, the CSQ paper as well as the Essay paper. For the CSQ paper, students will be given 2 sets of questions based on an economic issue or policy. For the essay paper, students will have to attempt 3 questions from a set of 6 essay questions covering microeconomics and macroeconomics.
The H1 economics syllabus differs from that of its H2 counterpart. Students are only required to attempt 1 paper, which comprises of 2 sets of CSQ questions which students must work on with emphasis placed on three core themes, the central economic problem, markets and the national economy.
Other Tuition Programmes
What we offer for secondary and JC students
Economics Focus also features other complementary tuition programmes for secondary and JC students who are in preparation for the O and A Level examinations respectively. These programmes are planned and conducted by experienced tutors who are familiar with the examination requirements. By joining the classes, you will gain valuable insights on the past year exam trends and acquire knowledge and skills to answer a broad range of questions, thereby achieving excellence for your tests.
For A Level General Paper (8807), students who attend the GP tuition classes will examine different issues that are mentioned in news and intellectual discussions. Students will learn how to organise their thoughts and present arguments in clear and persuasive ways, particularly in the written forms for essay and comprehension.
For A Level History (8821 for H1 History and 9752 for H2 History), students will learn how to analyze unseen text and figures and extract out the underlying implications of the evidence to answer the source-based case study and essay questions. Topical-based content enrichment will broaden knowledge of historical issues.
For O Level English (1128), students taking the secondary English tuition will learn how to read and write for different situational texts, like formal letter and proposal. The English tutors will help students to understand the meaning of different texts, like the narrative and non-narrative comprehension passages, to prepare for tests.
GCE O Level and IGCSE Economics students (2281/2286/0455) can attend the tuition classes to improve their comprehension of economics concepts. The tuition programme features topical re-teaching, whereby students will examine each chapter in detail and attempt Multiple Choice, Data Response and Essay Questions.
Our Education Story: Economics Focus
Rational Thinking: The Essence of Economics
Over the years, Economics Focus has guided and tutored thousands of JC students to attain A’s or B’s in their A Level Economics examination through our well-prepared and systematically-organized Economics tuition.
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Under the guidance of the founder and principal JC Economics tutor Simon Ng, students are nurtured with the effective thinking and application skills to better apply their Economics knowledge towards their A Level Economics examination questions. Students become prolific writers who can articulate better in their essays, in areas like economic causation, graphical explanation and evaluation analysis of related issues under examination conditions.
It is also heartwarming and encouraging for Economics Focus to hear how our students relate their learning experiences with us and how we have helped in motivating them to be more resilient and determined to attain acceptance to the top local universities. We are glad to hear what they have complimented about our economics tuition and the guidance given by our JC economics tutor Simon Ng.
Engage passionate learners an interconnected education network
Economics Focus is part of an integrated education hub, known as SGEducators, which was developed by like-minded educators to serve as a digital platform for students, parents and tutors to interact and learn effectively. Economics Focus is featured in these portals, which are organized by level, region and subject.
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Students and parents who are in search of tuition programmes, not restricted to the JC level, can tap on these online resources to access up-to-date information on the available tuition programmes, education-related news and academic advice. Through your interaction with our educators and fellow students, we hope that you will be inspired to do your best and recognise the value of education in your journey.
For tech-savvy learners
Our economics tuition relies on the heavy use of eLearning to boost learning among students. E-learning has shown to provide students with the best chance of absorbing and retaining knowledge. This is due to the convenient, engaging and interactive manner of our programme which was developed in conjunction with Mobile Learners.
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Our elearning platform boasts features that were designed with the needs of students in mind. Our ever expanding list of eLearning tools will help students learn in an efficient and fun filled manner fuelling hunger and proficiency for the subject.
Publications are also made available to users of our eLearning programme and they encompass news articles and other materials pertaining to economics. Such publications aim to expand the horizons of students allowing them to gain knowledge from multi-varied perspectives.