Edexcel Economics Paper 1 - 14 May 2018 [Exam discussion]

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I don't think there's an official thread for just Edexcel AS level Economics so i had to create one

As many of you know the Edexcel Econ A paper 1 is on the 14th May. Around about a month till then.

1) Theme 1 (Introduction to Markets and Market Failure)
2) Theme 2 (UK Economy)

How is everyone revising for them ?
What sort of revision techniques are people using ?

Structure for Paper:
Section A (Multiple choice questions and short answer questions) 20marks
Section B
- 5 marker
- 10 marker
- 6 marker
- 4 marker
-15 marker
- Extended essay 20 marker !!

Useful Resources:

- https://www.economicshelp.org/

- https://www.tutor2u.net/economics

- http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/economics-revision/

- https://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/economics

Drop down anyother websites

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQb...IjcSPZOiNKJu0g
EconPlusDal ^ by far one of the best resources out there in the form of videos.

Also extra reading regarding Econ:

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business

- Tutor 2U blog (From the link Tutor 2U Website)

- https://www.ft.com/?edition=uk

Share any other materials and resources which are beneficial

Hope this helped !!
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My school don't do AS Exams, due to the reformed A levels, but i'm using flashcards with previous exam questions from the old specification to revise, and just going over my notes on mostly theme 2, as i find theme 1 much easier and general knowledge (except government intervention/failure). I also make mind maps on my best topics from memory to keep the idea fresh in mind. I've done past papers but there is only the specimen & 2016 /(i got 2017 for my mock last year), so not that confident about it.
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(Original post by akpo)
My school don't do AS Exams, due to the reformed A levels, but i'm using flashcards with previous exam questions from the old specification to revise, and just going over my notes on mostly theme 2, as i find theme 1 much easier and general knowledge (except government intervention/failure). I also make mind maps on my best topics from memory to keep the idea fresh in mind. I've done past papers but there is only the specimen & 2016 /(i got 2017 for my mock last year), so not that confident about it.
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(Original post by akpo)
My school don't do AS Exams, due to the reformed A levels, but i'm using flashcards with previous exam questions from the old specification to revise, and just going over my notes on mostly theme 2, as i find theme 1 much easier and general knowledge (except government intervention/failure). I also make mind maps on my best topics from memory to keep the idea fresh in mind. I've done past papers but there is only the specimen & 2016 /(i got 2017 for my mock last year), so not that confident about it.
yeahh unfortunately my school are doing them. i like the idea of putting past paper questions on flashcards. Thank you tho appreciate it !!
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No problem
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Hey !!!!

Loving this thread, thankyou so much for setting it up :thumbsup:

I've added it to our big list of exam threads here where you can find helpful threads for all the exams you're doing. If you want to make any more exam threads, let me know the link and I can add it in as well! Happy revising!:groovy:
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Hey !!!!

Loving this thread, thankyou so much for setting it up :thumbsup:

I've added it to our big list of exam threads here where you can find helpful threads for all the exams you're doing. If you want to make any more exam threads, let me know the link and I can add it in as well! Happy revising!:groovy:
happy to hear that haha !!
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Anyone in year 12, with any other resources mainly related to micro theme 1
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Does anyone have any industry notes for when the questions ask - refer to an industry of your choice (microeconomics edexcel
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I decided to make one seeing that there is no thread yet.. How is everyone feeling and what are your predictions?
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The ideal 25 marker would be intervention to deal with externalities but I don't know how likely that is to come up because it has the last 2 years.
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(Original post by basbousa)
I decided to make one seeing that there is no thread yet.. How is everyone feeling and what are your predictions?
There actually was a thread, just in the Econ Exams section. I've merged yours with it.

Also, the best of luck with your exam guys! I'm sure you'll smash it
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Hey guys

How did everyone find the exam?
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Hey guys

How did everyone find the exam?
everything was good except context 2 25 marker
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what did people do for the diagram and data analysis q for context 2?
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Not sure on some of the questions, would like some discussions on the questions and how you guys answered them.
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This is for the edxcel board right?? wtf is context 2?
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Can someone post an unofficial mark scheme please for the aqa paper!!!!!
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How did everyone find Paper 1 for edexcel today
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(Original post by Pnd)
How did everyone find Paper 1 for edexcel today
did you do edexcel economics a paper 1 introduction to markets and market failure?
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