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OCR GCSE Economics: A591, A592 and A593

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    Hey everyone,
    Is anyone doing the OCR GCSE Economics exams this year? I'm doing A592 and A593 (I did A591 last year). If so, how are you revising and does anyone have any predictions for the questions that will come up?
    Looking at the stimulus material for A593, I am going to predict the following topics for A593:


    • How globalisation can lead to greater international interdependance (referring to the graphs of inflation and GDP growth in the Stimulus material).

    • The UK's trade patterns (referring to the diagram showing the percentage of UK exports to other countries and the diagram showing what the UK exports)

    • To explain the trend of the UK current account balance between the years 2000 and 2009.

    • Protectionism and what it leads to (i.e. retaliation).

    • Factors which have driven globalisation and perhaps to evaluate which factor we think is the one that has benefited globalisation the most.

    • Poverty-why it can be bad for health, trade etc. and how developed countries can help poor countries. They may ask to describe the difference between absolute poverty and relative poverty.


    These are my predictions, does anyone else have any predictions for any of the units?

    Good luck to everyone taking the exam!
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    whens your exam mine is on the 25th
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    (Original post by avi312)
    whens your exam mine is on the 25th
    Same On my birthday
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    in the morning or afternoon
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    Afternoon
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    What do you think the questions will be on, we got told to look at globalisation, poverty and the current account deficit. Also did you do A591 and A592? Our teacher said the grade boundaries would be low as it was a hard paper..
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    (Original post by abbyabz)
    What do you think the questions will be on, we got told to look at globalisation, poverty and the current account deficit. Also did you do A591 and A592? Our teacher said the grade boundaries would be low as it was a hard paper..
    I did A591 last year but I found A592 hard
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    Yeah.... I think it seemed more like an A-Level paper where you had to apply your knowledge, instead of just a simple statement.... A591 was all about the housing market which we have NEVER done so... that was fun!
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    (Original post by abbyabz)
    Yeah.... I think it seemed more like an A-Level paper where you had to apply your knowledge, instead of just a simple statement.... A591 was all about the housing market which we have NEVER done so... that was fun!
    The GCSE Economics course is actually just about as hard as the AS economics course. In fact, for practice, our teacher made us do some AS paper questions rather than GCSE paper questions to prepare us for the exams. The GCSE exams don't seem to be too much easier, though, even after doing some AS papers.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    The GCSE Economics course is actually just about as hard as the AS economics course. In fact, for practice, our teacher made us do some AS paper questions rather than GCSE paper questions to prepare us for the exams. The GCSE exams don't seem to be too much easier, though, even after doing some AS papers.
    Oh, that gives me hope for next year!!
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Same On my birthday
    Happy Birthday!! Hope you're all ready for the exam today! I'm not...
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    Happy Birthday!! Hope you're all ready for the exam today! I'm not...
    Thanks! Lol I'm just doing some last minute revision now...I should have done more before

    Good luck!

    How did A591 and A592 go for you? And I haven't seen you on the year 11 thread lately...
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Thanks! Lol I'm just doing some last minute revision now...I should have done more before

    Good luck!

    How did A591 and A592 go for you? And I haven't seen you on the year 11 thread lately...
    Haha! I hope your day isnt too bad!

    I took some time off TSR to revise... it really didnt work! :P I've posted about 5 times on this new thread! Can't believe we've got through so many!!

    I should be revising but i keep getting distracted easily :'( And I want to take eco next year! I was actually quite pleased with A591 as I found it easier than last year! (Hopefully get above a C this time! ) A592 was alright not too bad Yoou?
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    Haha! I hope your day isnt too bad!

    I took some time off TSR to revise... it really didnt work! :P I've posted about 5 times on this new thread! Can't believe we've got through so many!!

    I should be revising but i keep getting distracted easily :'( And I want to take eco next year! I was actually quite pleased with A591 as I found it easier than last year! (Hopefully get above a C this time! ) A592 was alright not too bad Yoou?
    Lol thanks

    Lol I tried to do that but it never works Ikr, we've got through so many quite quickly Still, not as good as the year 12s but oh well...

    That's good (about A591) I thought A592 was slightly harder than previous years but it went OK
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Lol thanks

    Lol I tried to do that but it never works Ikr, we've got through so many quite quickly Still, not as good as the year 12s but oh well...

    That's good (about A591) I thought A592 was slightly harder than previous years but it went OK
    Welcome!

    Haha! It really doesn't! I have all my notes around me but never look at them aha!! Well we are almost year 12s so we can take their credit!

    It is In class we had been doing some similar questions so I didnt feel it was too bad! Then watch me come out with a D... ;D
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    How did you all find it?
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    How did you all find it?
    I thought it was much easier than A592 tbh The only question that threw me a bit were the poverty questions

    You?
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    The poverty questions seemed odd for 4 marks each....

    The paper was OK but there wasn't as many one markers as usual! The 12 markers was good though!

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