Any tips for the AS Edexcel Economics Unit 1 exam?

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Just wanted to know if there were any useful things to know about the exam so I can get top marks and what advice someone would give as at the moment im working at an average of an A but would like to know how to get a top level A. Thanks **

Posted Sat 15th December, 2012 @ 11:48 by Zara Nadeem

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well i'm doing AQA economics and my teacher gave us this essay structure that is really helpfull: 

P - point - your point, do you agree with the question or not and a reason behind your choice e.g. goverment intervention can or can not lead to government failure because......blah blah blah  

D - diagram - draw a diagram suitable for the question. although you rarely get questions where diagrams are difficult to think of, but if you do you can skip this and make sure your point is well explained. 

E - explain - you just explain your diagram

H - however - you look at the other side of the arguement e.g. if you agreed, state reasons why others will disagree

O - overall - you summarise your point in like 2/3 sentences, is it a strong point or not?

You repeat this so you'll have two solid points in your essay. 

after the second point you do a conclusion where out of both your points you pick the strongest and explain why its the strongest making sure you're constantly referencing back to the extract given and real world examples if possible. you can and should also try and incorporate real world examples in your two points. 

if you follow through with that it'll ensure top marks in the essay on AQA though. i'm not sure about other boards. :)

Answered Wed 9th January, 2013 @ 22:11 by Boma
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Also check out this website. It has plenty of revision material with lots of further reading material.

www.economicsandi.blogspot.co.uk

Answered Sat 2nd February, 2013 @ 12:13 by rishabh malu
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Zara Nadeem wrote:

Just wanted to know if there were any useful things to know about the exam so I can get top marks and what advice someone would give as at the moment im working at an average of an A but would like to know how to get a top level A. Thanks **

Yeah I'm in the same situation, any advice, especially on essay structure, would be appriciated **

Answered Sun 23rd December, 2012 @ 16:11 by Lucy
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We're currently doing unit 1 and taking the exam at the end of the year, but so far we've been doing past papers and quite a lot of them.For the multiple choice questions it's just practice as they are pretty much the same questions used over and over again just with slightly different wording and graphs. For the essay questions, we haven't done many of these yet, but we have been told to.look out for key words in the questions such as evaluate and assess as you don't want to be spending time on something unnecessary. There are some steps to follow for all of these questions:

knowledge & theory - definitions, diagrams, supply and demand, PED, YED, XED

the transition mechanism

quote application

evaluation (only if asked) - (evaluate, assess, to what extent, discuss, examine) - short run or long run, levels of stock for supply, change in price depends on PED may not know what PED is, magnitude of effects, availability of substitutes, proportion of total cost, ceteris paribus- assuming all other things are equal- doesn't happen as in dynamic not static economy, if we had access to more information

hope this helps

Answered Mon 24th December, 2012 @ 11:37 by Emmiex0x
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Thanks everyone i'm doing the exam at the end of the year and my teacher just randomly left and it seems im to be teaching the class while there is a temp.

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 11:02 by Zara Nadeem
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Good luck for the exam tmoro! I really hope those 14 markers are good..gna start the paper with them

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 22:26 by Lamise Hassan