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GCE Economics
Candidate Exemplar Work
ECON4: The National and International Economy




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Introduction

Below are selected candidate answers to the AQA GCE Economics ECON4 questions in the
Additional Sample Questions and Mark Schemes* document (data response) and the Original
Specimen Question Paper and Specimen Mark Scheme (essay)**. There…

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THE GLOBAL CONTEXT Total for this question: 40 marks

Study Extracts A and B, and then answer all parts of the Question which follows.

Extract A: Selected economic indicators for the UK and the USA, 2002…

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fell to 7.6% by the end of 2006, its lowest level in 15 years. Meanwhile, the expansion 10
gained pace in the UK, driven by an acceleration of domestic demand, especially
consumption, while investment and export…

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Candidate A




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Candidate A Commentary
Part (a)
4 marks were awarded for the first paragraph which compares the changes in the rate of growth of
real GDP (despite the errors, e.g. China, 206). However, this was constrained to…

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Candidate B




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