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    yeah we are for all of our subjects
    How many past papers have you done/got
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    I was wondering if anyone has any website or links to exam technique, especially for the 20 marker.
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    how were your teachers suggesting to answer 8 and 20 markers?
    I'm currently studying Economics at Uni so I'm not entirely up to speed with the new specification (I was on the old Edexcel one) but we did 20 mark questions at A2 which fit the general structure you have here.

    From what I see on the sample assessment material, you have 14 marks allocated for KAA and 6 marks for Evaluation.

    You should aim for three points following a typical PEE structure (Define what something is, Apply in context of the question and Analyse the effects it has - remember to keep it relevant to the question. If the question is about a hotel for example, make sure the analysis talks about the effect on the hotel).

    The simplest way to pick up evaluation marks is to give the other side of the argument after each point. Otherwise, if that didn't fit we always used the standard evaluation points like "Depends on the magnitude", "depends on the time" etc.

    Finally, finish with a conclusion and remember to take both sides of the argument. The highest marks are awarded for "nuanced and balanced comparisons, judgements or conclusions".

    So in other words, try and go for something like:

    Point 1, "however...", Point 2, "yet...", Point 3, "on the other hand...", Conclusion

    It's ok if one of the points doesn't have an evaluation but you'll need to ensure that the other evaluation points are stronger (i.e. you'll need to go for 2 x 3 marks rather than 3 x 2 marks in terms of evaluation).

    I hope that helps! If there's anything you're still not sure about let me know
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    can someone send me their formula page?
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    yeh i need one too
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    can someone send me their formula page?
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    yeh i need one too
    I have created one for theme one, on a flashcard
    and for theme 2 I only have PED, YED and Aggregate demand
    Do you want them?
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    I'm currently studying Economics at Uni so I'm not entirely up to speed with the new specification (I was on the old Edexcel one) but we did 20 mark questions at A2 which fit the general structure you have here.

    From what I see on the sample assessment material, you have 14 marks allocated for KAA and 6 marks for Evaluation.

    You should aim for three points following a typical PEE structure (Define what something is, Apply in context of the question and Analyse the effects it has - remember to keep it relevant to the question. If the question is about a hotel for example, make sure the analysis talks about the effect on the hotel).

    The simplest way to pick up evaluation marks is to give the other side of the argument after each point. Otherwise, if that didn't fit we always used the standard evaluation points like "Depends on the magnitude", "depends on the time" etc.

    Finally, finish with a conclusion and remember to take both sides of the argument. The highest marks are awarded for "nuanced and balanced comparisons, judgements or conclusions".

    So in other words, try and go for something like:

    Point 1, "however...", Point 2, "yet...", Point 3, "on the other hand...", Conclusion

    It's ok if one of the points doesn't have an evaluation but you'll need to ensure that the other evaluation points are stronger (i.e. you'll need to go for 2 x 3 marks rather than 3 x 2 marks in terms of evaluation).

    I hope that helps! If there's anything you're still not sure about let me know


    This was absolutely amazing, Our teacher cant even explain this and you did it in one paragraph. The only thing I am still unsure about is my judgment paragraph. Apparently examiners hate when students write "To conclude", Instead its better to repeat the question.

    knowing its only 20% Knowledge and understanding and the rest is literally applying it to the case study and just analysing what has been said is scary.

    Any tips on how to leave a good smile on the examiners face xD

    Does the same apply for the 4, 8 and 12 markers?
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    This was absolutely amazing, Our teacher cant even explain this and you did it in one paragraph. The only thing I am still unsure about is my judgment paragraph. Apparently examiners hate when students write "To conclude", Instead its better to repeat the question.

    knowing its only 20% Knowledge and understanding and the rest is literally applying it to the case study and just analysing what has been said is scary.

    Any tips on how to leave a good smile on the examiners face xD

    Does the same apply for the 4, 8 and 12 markers?
    Yeah, it's probably best not to explicitly state that you're concluding the essay. The framework in the post is meant to flow really well so that it comes across as a clear yet informed analysis of the question, whereas "To conclude" is rather blunt and doesn't fit well. I normally used "On balance", "Taking everything into consideration" etc. to start off my concluding paragraphs as they're subtle in what they're there for and they come across clearly as an evaluation and judgement of the points made.

    There's nothing you need to do specifically to make the examiner smile. Just make your answer interesting and something you'd be proud of. Taking pride in your answer goes a long way in giving the marker the impression that you're not just regurgitating last-minute notes, instead setting out a well-thought out response to the question. If you're happy with what you've written, I'm sure the examiner will be too.

    Again, it's going to depend on how different in terms of mark allocation between the new and old specs. For reference to what I used to do (and from looking at the SAM again):

    4 marks - Full KAA so you only need to write one point in the same manner as before (Define what something is, Apply to the question and Analyse the effect). Where possible, draw a graph (if you know it illustrates the effect of your point). They take a minute to draw and you get a good amount of marks for them with minimum effort

    8 marks - 6 KAA, 2 Eval so two points and one fairly expanded evaluative point (so using the hotel analogy as an exemplar evaluation, "The effect may depend on the type of marketing that the hotel conducts. The hotel's customers are likely to be foreign tourists due to the international recognition of the local attractions. Therefore, if the hotel spends money on advertising locally instead of on the internet, the impact of the marketing spending on increasing guest numbers is likely to be reduced")

    12 marks - 8 KAA, 4 Eval. Two developed points, two evaluative points.

    Remember to draw graphs wherever it fits the question. The marks these can accumulate are great considering they take so little time.
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    Yeah, it's probably best not to explicitly state that you're concluding the essay. The framework in the post is meant to flow really well so that it comes across as a clear yet informed analysis of the question, whereas "To conclude" is rather blunt and doesn't fit well. I normally used "On balance", "Taking everything into consideration" etc. to start off my concluding paragraphs as they're subtle in what they're there for and they come across clearly as an evaluation and judgement of the points made.

    There's nothing you need to do specifically to make the examiner smile. Just make your answer interesting and something you'd be proud of. Taking pride in your answer goes a long way in giving the marker the impression that you're not just regurgitating last-minute notes, instead setting out a well-thought out response to the question. If you're happy with what you've written, I'm sure the examiner will be too.

    Again, it's going to depend on how different in terms of mark allocation between the new and old specs. For reference to what I used to do (and from looking at the SAM again):

    4 marks - Full KAA so you only need to write one point in the same manner as before (Define what something is, Apply to the question and Analyse the effect). Where possible, draw a graph (if you know it illustrates the effect of your point). They take a minute to draw and you get a good amount of marks for them with minimum effort

    8 marks - 6 KAA, 2 Eval so two points and one fairly expanded evaluative point (so using the hotel analogy as an exemplar evaluation, "The effect may depend on the type of marketing that the hotel conducts. The hotel's customers are likely to be foreign tourists due to the international recognition of the local attractions. Therefore, if the hotel spends money on advertising locally instead of on the internet, the impact of the marketing spending on increasing guest numbers is likely to be reduced"

    12 marks - 8 KAA, 4 Eval. Two developed points, two evaluative points.

    Remember to draw graphs wherever it fits the question. The marks these can accumulate are great considering they take so little time.


    Thanks so much for taking your time to write this, it has helped me and I am sure a lot of others too. First econ exam is on the 16th then second exam is on the 23rd. I find Micro (Theme 1 (Markets Consumers and firms)) SO much easier then Macro (Theme 2 (Wider Econ Environment)). I hate the policies including Fiscal, Monetary.

    I also read online that some people have gone in the exam with quite minimal econ knowledge but have applied it such a way/ structured that they still managed to achieve an A grade. HOW!!! haha
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    (Original post by AyshaU)
    I have created one for theme one, on a flashcard
    and for theme 2 I only have PED, YED and Aggregate demand
    Do you want them?
    yes please
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    (Original post by eysahkhan)
    yes please

    Hope this helps
    It's only theme 1
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Thanks so much for taking your time to write this, it has helped me and I am sure a lot of others too. First econ exam is on the 16th then second exam is on the 23rd. I find Micro (Theme 1 (Markets Consumers and firms)) SO much easier then Macro (Theme 2 (Wider Econ Environment)). I hate the policies including Fiscal, Monetary.

    I also read online that some people have gone in the exam with quite minimal econ knowledge but have applied it such a way/ structured that they still managed to achieve an A grade. HOW!!! haha
    No problem. I'm always happy to help out with econ-related questions.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Thanks so much for taking your time to write this, it has helped me and I am sure a lot of others too. First econ exam is on the 16th then second exam is on the 23rd. I find Micro (Theme 1 (Markets Consumers and firms)) SO much easier then Macro (Theme 2 (Wider Econ Environment)). I hate the policies including Fiscal, Monetary.

    I also read online that some people have gone in the exam with quite minimal econ knowledge but have applied it such a way/ structured that they still managed to achieve an A grade. HOW!!! haha
    I'm the same
    Theme one is good and I like it
    Theme 2 is :afraid: cryworthy
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    Hope this helps
    It's only theme 1
    thanks so much
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Are you 100% on theme 1? I am like 60% for theme 2. I am revising theme 2 hardcore till wednesday then the rest of the week theme
    About 90% theme 1
    I just need to go over once more and t'll be fine. Mainly definitions

    Theme 2 more 80%, it's just macro part
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    (Original post by AyshaU)
    About 90% theme 1
    I just need to go over once more and t'll be fine. Mainly definitions

    Theme 2 more 80%, it's just macro part


    Alright cool, i guess after next weeks exam we can discuss answers xD. I Have a C1 exam too next week
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Alright cool, i guess after next weeks exam we can discuss answers xD. I Have a C1 exam too next week
    Good luck then I suppose
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Yeah, it's probably best not to explicitly state that you're concluding the essay. The framework in the post is meant to flow really well so that it comes across as a clear yet informed analysis of the question, whereas "To conclude" is rather blunt and doesn't fit well. I normally used "On balance", "Taking everything into consideration" etc. to start off my concluding paragraphs as they're subtle in what they're there for and they come across clearly as an evaluation and judgement of the points made.

    There's nothing you need to do specifically to make the examiner smile. Just make your answer interesting and something you'd be proud of. Taking pride in your answer goes a long way in giving the marker the impression that you're not just regurgitating last-minute notes, instead setting out a well-thought out response to the question. If you're happy with what you've written, I'm sure the examiner will be too.

    Again, it's going to depend on how different in terms of mark allocation between the new and old specs. For reference to what I used to do (and from looking at the SAM again):

    4 marks - Full KAA so you only need to write one point in the same manner as before (Define what something is, Apply to the question and Analyse the effect). Where possible, draw a graph (if you know it illustrates the effect of your point). They take a minute to draw and you get a good amount of marks for them with minimum effort

    8 marks - 6 KAA, 2 Eval so two points and one fairly expanded evaluative point (so using the hotel analogy as an exemplar evaluation, "The effect may depend on the type of marketing that the hotel conducts. The hotel's customers are likely to be foreign tourists due to the international recognition of the local attractions. Therefore, if the hotel spends money on advertising locally instead of on the internet, the impact of the marketing spending on increasing guest numbers is likely to be reduced"

    12 marks - 8 KAA, 4 Eval. Two developed points, two evaluative points.

    Remember to draw graphs wherever it fits the question. The marks these can accumulate are great considering they take so little time.


    Hey do you know/have any model answer for the new spec? I have seen the edexcels student responses but i was wondering if there is any perfect answer that gains full marks, I have been following the structure you told me but the bad thing is i dont know if i am doing it right or not. Or maybe if its ok i send you a picture of my answer and you can tell me how to improve. Thanks
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Hey do you know/have any model answer for the new spec? I have seen the edexcels student responses but i was wondering if there is any perfect answer that gains full marks, I have been following the structure you told me but the bad thing is i dont know if i am doing it right or not. Or maybe if its ok i send you a picture of my answer and you can tell me how to improve. Thanks
    There's really no perfect answer. If you PM me an answer (or post it here so everyone can get a better idea) I can have a look and give feedback though
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    How did it go everyone?
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    How did it go everyone?
    I feel like it was alright. pretty decent. you? anyone know how the grade boundaries work?
 
 
 
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