The Difference Between JC Economics Tuition and H2 Economics Tuition

Singapore is a small economy with a gross domestic product of less than S$500 billion. This is largely due to the small land area and the small population. Therefore, the government has restructuring the economy to one which is knowledge-based. This reason, among others, has made economics a popular subject in junior college in Singapore. For individuals who are beyond the age to attend a junior college and who wish to learn economics, many look for economics tuition from an experienced tutor. However, many of these individuals are unsure as to whether H2 economics tuition or JC economics tuition will help them gain economic knowledge to a greater extent. In this commentary, JC economics tuition refers to international baccalaureate (IB) economics tuition.

Similarities between JC Economics Tuition and H2 Economics Tuition

In both JC economics tuition and H2 economics tuition, the economics tutor will teach fundamental microeconomic concepts such as demand and supply, elasticity, market failure and market structure. In macroeconomics, the economics tutor will teach economic concepts such as gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment and the balance of payments. To a large extent, these economic concepts will be taught in pretty much the same manner by the same economics tutor. Different economics tutors will, however, teach the same economic concepts in different manners. This is not only the case for economics tuition, but also for tuition in other subjects such as physics, chemistry and general paper. The truth is that no two tutors have the same teaching style. In fact, they may not have the same understanding of the same concepts. This is particularly true for economics which is a social science. Social sciences typically deal with abstract concepts which different learners may have different understanding of the concepts. For example, the crowding-out effect which is a limitation of fiscal policy is understood by different people in different ways. Some people understand the demand for loanable funds and the demand for bank loans whereas some understand it as the demand for loans in general which includes the demand for loans by the government through the issue of securities which bond and bills.

Differences between JC Economics Tuition and H2 Economics Tuition

There are some differences in terms of the topics which will be taught by the economics tutor in JC economics tuition and H2 economics tuition. In JC economics tuition, the economics tutor will cover some of the topics which will not be covered in H2 economics tuition. For the economics tutor will teach economic development in JC economics tuition which will not be taught in H2 economics tuition. However, in spite these differences, the two types of economics tuition are very similar. For example, although the topic of economic development which will be taught be JC economics tuition will not be taught in H2 economics tuition, economic growth which is a major concept in the topic of economic development will be taught in H2 economics tuition. A bigger difference between the two types of economics tuition is the types of questions that the economics tutor will discuss. In H2 economics tuition, the economics tutor will discuss questions largely based on the Singapore context. The reason for this is the H2 economics tuition is cater to students who are sitting for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination where the questions are largely based on the Singapore context. In contrast, in JC economics tuition, the questions that the economics tutor will go through are more generally as international baccalaureate (IB) is taken by students from around the world, as the word international suggests.

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