AQA Economics 2017 (New Spec) Official Thread

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    We could use this thread for general discussion, revision tips, question help, exam prep etc.

    Exam dates:
    Tuesday 6th June- Economics A2, Paper 1- Markets/Market Failures, AQA (2 hours PM)

    Tuesday 13th June- Economics, Paper 2- National/International, AQA (2 hours PM)

    Monday 19th June- Economics, Paper 3- Economic Principles, AQA (2 hours PM)

    I recommend checking out the site below.
    https://studywise.co.uk/a-level-revision/economics/

    nickg15b has also kindly shared some websites which will be very helpful for revision:

    Notes:
    www.technocratnotes.com I very much recommend you download their app it is quite awesome.

    http://www.tutor2u.net/

    http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/ their model answers are absolutely ace.

    Lots of resources at: http://aleveleconomicssuccess.com/

    Video https://www.youtube.com/user/pajholden he explains it like a legend.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/EconplusDal

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFR...GOMaGr92JFXXSQ AS Economics revision videos.

    Further Readiing

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics

    http://www.economist.com/ http://beta.tutor2u.net/economics/blog
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    Has anyone got last year's AS paper? 2016
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    (Original post by Certified)
    Has anyone got last year's AS paper? 2016
    I took the papers and can remember some of the questions...
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    can you tell me the questions please or take a picture of the paper as i need it for tomorrow
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    (Original post by elpadrino.19)
    can you tell me the questions please or take a picture of the paper as i need it for tomorrow
    I can't remember all of the questions but one of the micro ones- define de-merit goods, compare data, 9 marker- explain the effects of a tax on cigarettes, 25 marker- should the government tax cigarette industry.

    Macro- the 9 marker was on an appreciation of the exchange rate and the 25 marker on falling commodity prices on the performance of the economy. Thats all i can remember. I can't remember the other options as I didn't take them.
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    I can't remember all of the questions but one of the micro ones- define de-merit goods, compare data, 9 marker- explain the effects of a tax on cigarettes, 25 marker- should the government tax cigarette industry.

    Macro- the 9 marker was on an appreciation of the exchange rate and the 25 marker on falling commodity prices on the performance of the economy. Thats all i can remember. I can't remember the other options as I didn't take them.
    This is great thanks alot I've got this paper tomorrow possibly so this helps
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    Heyyy, how much revision have you guys done for each micro and macro?

    I'm currently trying to get all my micro notes done and have not even looked at macro-- never even revised that in my life...

    Are you guys using the CGP guide? I personally find that a lottt better than the black AQA one.
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    Heyyy, how much revision have you guys done for each micro and macro?

    I'm currently trying to get all my micro notes done and have not even looked at macro-- never even revised that in my life...

    Are you guys using the CGP guide? I personally find that a lottt better than the black AQA one.
    I haven't started revising either yet but I will spend a few months but revising both simultaneously as there is a lot to cover and remember, and as with every lesson I do I'll definitely be buying the cgp books
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    (Original post by elpadrino.19)
    I haven't started revising either yet but I will spend a few months but revising both simultaneously as there is a lot to cover and remember, and as with every lesson I do I'll definitely be buying the cgp books
    Cooll. Are you in y12 or y13?
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    Does anyone have a basic check-list style document of this new AQA Economics specification?
    I need it so I can see the whole syllabus one one/a few pages, pick things to revise and then tick them off...
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    (Original post by Dernal)
    Does anyone have a basic check-list style document of this new AQA Economics specification?
    I need it so I can see the whole syllabus one one/a few pages, pick things to revise and then tick them off...
    You could use the specification as it shows all the topics needed for the paper.
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    How is everyone revising?
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    (Original post by Bigpaddy27)
    How is everyone revising?
    Just doing notes really. Macro I'm typing them up, micro I'm writing them.

    Really behind with macro, starting to stress ;(
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    Im finding it really difficult :cry:
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    what textbooks are you guys using?
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    (Original post by Rubyx)
    what textbooks are you guys using?
    CGP. The AQA specific one is too detailed for me and just stresses me out
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    CGP. The AQA specific one is too detailed for me and just stresses me out
    thanks! and i feel ya. i'm wracking my brain out trying to write notes from the textbook and it's just so detailed, i feel overwhelmed!

    is this the one you're using? https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Level-E...=cgp+economics
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    (Original post by Rubyx)
    thanks! and i feel ya. i'm wracking my brain out trying to write notes from the textbook and it's just so detailed, i feel overwhelmed!

    is this the one you're using? https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Level-E...=cgp+economics
    yep that's the one!
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    yep that's the one!
    Does the cgp book cover the whole spec? Like, Is the information enough to revise from?
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    (Original post by BintM)
    Does the cgp book cover the whole spec? Like, Is the information enough to revise from?
    That's the book I'm using to revise. It tells you at each part of the book if the section is for all exam boards, and outlines any sections which are exam board specific (so OCR only, Edexcel only etc.)
 
 
 
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