SCHEDULE BELOW IS FOR BOTH JC 1 AND JC 2 STUDENTS (STUDENTS MAY PICK AND CHOOSE THE COURSES APPLICABLE TO THEM)
Demand and Supply – key answer structures relating to questions on impact on a market (tested 9 times in past 10 A Level examinations), evaluating policy proposals like price controls, taxes and subsidies (including decision-making question types) will be covered. Students can expect application skills to be significantly strengthened after going through Mr Koh’s answering frameworks.
10 Jun 19 (Mon): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Market Structures (H2 only) – making sense of the chapter and predicting exam questions through a Features; Behaviour and Performance perspective. Key essay structures will be imparted. Dynamic question types such as “strategies that a firm can adopt to deal with an adverse event” and “contestability of a firm” and key answering techniques will be shared. This is not an easy chapter to understand. The lesson with Mr Koh promises that students will gain clarity and confidence in answering Market Structure questions.
11 Jun 19 (Tue): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Market Failure – traditionally seen as one of the more straightforward topics, until the recent change in syllabus. Students will gain exposure to decision-making question types and learn how to use diagrams to critically analyse context (e.g. when a ban is likely to work, how to reduce government failure associated with imperfect information, case for free provision/complete subsidy) and evaluation templates to power up their market failure scores.
12 Jun 19 (Wed): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
National Income – students will learn Mr Koh’s intuitive framework – the DIRCO approach that equips students with 14 points to scoring in questions on standards of living (popular exam topic). Given that case study extracts relate to mainly macro data on an economy’s performance, CSQ skills specific to this topic will be imparted. Writing structures for questions involving multiplier (when to invoke full multiplier) and the Circular Flow of Income will also be imparted. Do not underestimate the importance of this topic.
13 Jun 19 (Thur): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Macro Goals and Policies – the largest topic in the entire syllabus will be dissected through a Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced breakdown involving Causes, Consequences, Cures, Context, Conflicts and Current themes. Various essay structures will be taught to help students save time in planning and work towards L3-grade essays (including key assumptions to score in content rigour + key diagrams and their explanations). Evaluation techniques will also be covered. Historically the most well-received session among students.
14 Jun 19 (Fri): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
International Economics – Mr Koh will set students’ mind to ease by showing them how 60% of this topic leverages on their understanding from the previous chapter (Macro Goals and Policies). Key structures to help evaluate the pros and cons of trade, protectionism, globalisation (including cross-engagement between these topics) + questions on patterns of trade and competitiveness of an economy will be addressed. 17 Jun 19 (Mon): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm –->> Class cancelled due to schedule clash
Intensive Workshop – Essay Skills – students will be exposed to topical essay structures to common micro/macro exam questions (FEEBLE, GPLS, etc). Most importantly, they will learn Mr Koh’s organic approach to planning for L3 and evaluation credit – the BCC + E framework. Learn how to work backwards from the marking scheme, save time in planning and write essays which you can end comfortably under time constraints. The DDEE approach to making notes (key skill for many students) will also be taught. Mr Koh will leverage on his experience as the author of the Economics Ten Year Series (since 2013) to share recent themes and patterns in exam questions.
19 Jun 19 (Wed): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Intensive Workshop – CSQ Skills – common bug bear for even the most prepared students = time management. Mr Koh will impart his ARS (annotate, read, solve) approach to CSQs and students can see how this cuts down valuable time spent in reading extracts. Learn how to use the dartboard approach to pick out the focus of a question. Topical answering techniques based on common case study questions will be shared. Mr Koh will leverage on his experience as the author of the Economics Ten Year Series (since 2013) to share recent themes and patterns in exam questions.
20 Jun 19 (Thur): 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
*One run only. Limited slots available.
Rates indicated are on a per session basis
Mr Koh’s existing student: $100
Other students: $120
Early bird promotion (for new students)
Sign up with a friend NOW to enjoy promotional rates of $100 each! (payment for both students has to be made together)
*All new students signing up for the crash courses will be given complimentary copies of Mr Koh’s guidebooks (worth $26).