Does anyone remember any multiple choice questions ??
Does anyone have an unofficial mark scheme? I did context 2, context 1 looked impossible.
Sh*t! I didn't notice the box either.
wait just to clarify the box was on context 2 of the aqa exam? what was it actually asking us to shade? cos it seems like most people didn't see it
Not sure if that's sarcasm? From what I've seen and heard about (From my teachers who've been AQA examiners for nearly 20 years!) it seems like at least this year grade boundaries are going to be minutely lower than other years.
Of course, it's a given that knowledge and understanding are the large chunks of your answers, but, is it better to tell the examiner everything you know sporadically, or give him/her the bulk of the knowledge in a clear and concise way? This year, just to aid the process, and clear up the misconceptions people have about 'first-year exams' boundaries would be lower so all students can be successful.
The purpose of the reforms was precisely to reduce gradeflation, be harder to , and split those who are 'good', and those who are 'excellent'; next years kids are gonna have it tough.
(Also of course youll get marked if you missed the context box, that's just there to organise and allocate papers easier, most likely case is that if its not marked, someone ( a human) would look at where youve put your answers and put the paper where required.
there was no box in context 2, i didnt see anything.
i just looked at the spec paper to see the box you had to shade. i dont think it will matter if you didnt shade it, they will check which one you did and mark that. don't think there is anything to worry about
Attempted Mark scheme:
cba to do multiple choice tbh
( 3 marks ) - misallocation of resources as a result of an attempt by a government to correct market failure....
( 4 marks ) - calculation = 1751 or 1750 ( not sure if you round or not )
( 4 marks ) - Two points of comparison:
populus increased overall whereas houses built didnt.
populus had higher peak
populus range was bigger
+ any others
( 4 mark ) - maximum price
below equilibrium, arrows to show contraction and extension, labelled curves and axis
( 10 mark ) - Perfect comp
infinite suppliers met by demand
small market share
+ im sure there are other, generally explain idea that there is no power and acts off rational decisions.
( 25 mark ) - Housing and gov intervention
General Structure ( wasnt sure at first ) :
intro ( why we should or shouldnt ) ( housing is near enough a neccessity )
3 or more points : Why the intervention is neccessary how it work
Evaluation ( diagram )
Relevant point :
Supplying info to consumers
investment ( increase of supply to meet demand )
encourage building ( rewards and incentive for producers )
collective housing ( living with friends )
less restriction on no housing areas.
Didnt to context 2 sorry. Tough exam though i thought.