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I will post a new revisiontip here for AS/A Level Economics every day or two up tothe exams. As an examiner for AQA, OCR,Edexcel and IB and with over 30 years A Level Economics teaching experience Iam in a good position to provide advice. My website is available at:http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/. It has interactive learning sheets coveringall of the content, links to resources for all units, a blog on up to datetopics, exam papers and mark schemes for all of the boards, examples of studentresponses to questions and some light hearted videos. Today's tips are on Evaluation, a skill that many studentsstruggle with. See my Evaluation Guide attached.
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Know your facts about the UK economy. See this excellent resource by Geoff Riley of Tutor2u on the State of the UK Economy 2016. Go to http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/ and click on Summary of UK Economic Performance 2016.
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Know your facts about the UK economy. See this excellent resource by Geoff Riley of Tutor2u on the State of the UK Economy 2016. Go to http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/ and click on Summary of UK Economic Performance 2016.
this is great. thank you
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Today's revision tip - Study good quality responses to past questions to get a feel for what makes a good response. For some examples go to: http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/old-specificationI also attach one below on flexible labour markets which gets full marks.
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Full set of study notes for all topics for AS and A Level from Tutor 2u. They can be accessed by clicking on my website home page and then Study Notes: http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/
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what are your tips on answering multiple choice questions
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what are your tips on answering multiple choice questions
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For AQA Unit 3 15 mark question on price discrimination look at this excellent response that gets 15/15.
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You need a good overall knowledge and understanding of the content to do well on the AQA multiple choice questions. Practice as many past questions as you can and go over the ones that you get wrong and work out why you got them wrong. The multiple choice questions are taken from a bank of questions and the more you practice the more you will become familiar with the type of questions asked.
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You need a good overall knowledge and understanding of the content to do well on the AQA multiple choice questions. Practice as many past questions as you can and go over the ones that you get wrong and work out why you got them wrong. The multiple choice questions are taken from a bank of questions and the more you practice the more you will become familiar with the type of questions asked.
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You need a good overall knowledge and understanding of the content to do well on the AQA multiple choice questions. Practice as many past questions as you can and go over the ones that you get wrong and work out why you got them wrong. The multiple choice questions are taken from a bank of questions and the more you practice the more you will become familiar with the type of questions asked.
what about the data questions? edxcel
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Tips to score in paper 1:
1. Complete past year papers at least back to 5 years from now. Repeated questions are highly possible.
2. Understand the way examiner sets questions. Questions that are being set are highly similar. They will change the question but they still want to test on the same concepts.
3. For Micro, students are required to fully understand PPC, scarcity, how demand and supply curve shift, PED, YED, XED, consumer and producer surplus, function of money.
4. For Macro, students are required to fully understand inflation, unemployment, BOP, max and min price, social benefits and social costs, how fixed and floating exchange rate work, AD and AS.
I hope these tips can help you. All the best to all the students.

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what about the data questions? edxcel
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For unit 1 data questions make sure you use the data in your answers, taking quotes/figures directly from the extracts. Use diagrams where you can. For the fourteen mark questions with 8 marks for analysis and 6 for evaluation aim to define terms use data, use diagrams where possible, make three good points for analysis and three for evaluation.
Prepare to answer questions on elasticity, market failure including externalities and government intervention. Use government failure points as your evaluation.
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Hi, sometimes they ask which is the most important economic objective for a government to follow. I know we should explain all objectives and the conflicts between them, but how do we decide which is the most important? What does it depend on? For example, does it depend on the current state of the economy (if unemployment is very high the focus should be on that) and what else does it depend on?
Whats the UK's most important objective and why??

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Hi, sometimes they ask which is the most important economic objective for a government to follow. I know we should explain all objectives and the conflicts between them, but how do we decide which is the most important? What does it depend on? For example, does it depend on the current state of the economy (if unemployment is very high the focus should be on that) and what else does it depend on?
Whats the UK's most important objective and why??

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Examination board? Current or new specification? Are you referring to a question with a case study? The extract should give you an indication of what objective to pursue
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There is no single most important objective overall. It depends on the situation the country is in and what the government is prioritising at the time. For example, our current UK government emphasises the importance of reducing the budget deficit and this is one of their priorities in terms of economic policy at the moment. If you acknowledge this in an answer you are likely to be awarded evaluation marks. As the previous contributor said, if you are given data it is likely that the data will make it clear what the main objective might be for that government at that time.
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There is no single most important objective overall. It depends on the situation the country is in and what the government is prioritising at the time. For example, our current UK government emphasises the importance of reducing the budget deficit and this is one of their priorities in terms of economic policy at the moment. If you acknowledge this in an answer you are likely to be awarded evaluation marks. As the previous contributor said, if you are given data it is likely that the data will make it clear what the main objective might be for that government at that time.
Okay thank you. Do you generally get awarded evaluation marks for saying the advantages and disadvantages of something? (e.g. of using GDP as a measure of living standards, of using monetary policy etc)
Also, if you have a question that is not a case study (just a standalone question), how do you gain application marks? Any tips would be much appreciated.
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