4 Papers, Mark Schemes and Answers for AS and A Level Economics Theme 2: The UK Economy - Performance and Policies (3 'Interim' and 1 'end of theme')
“As a resource to assess both knowledge development and examination skills, these papers are fantastic. They allow pupils to gain a true insight into the nature of the economics papers and has allowed me to have meaningful conversations about examination technique from a much earlier stage in the course. The mark schemes and model answers make for a package which represents great value for money.”
Mark Seccombe, Pangbourne College, 3rd November 2016
These papers have been written by a senior examiner for multiple examination boards and experienced teacher of AS and A Level Economics.
The papers have been constructed to provide full coverage of Edexcel AS (and A Level) Economics A Theme 2: The UK Economy - Performance and Policies, AND to enable students to be formally tested throughout their study of the theme, not just upon completion.
The question papers, mark schemes and detailed example model answers included in this resource will, ultimately:
· minimise the need for you to devise appropriate questions to test your students’ knowledge and understanding at various points throughout their Economics course.
· enable you to test students’ regularly (every 8 to 10 weeks) in a formal examination setting.
· build students’ confidence in sitting AS (and A Level) Economics exams.
· identify any gaps in your students’ knowledge and understanding that need to be re-visited.
· familiarise your students with the skills examiners look for and how to secure high grades.
There are 3 ‘interim’ papers which test students at various points as they progress through the theme, and 1 ‘end of theme’ paper which tests students on elements of the whole theme. This ‘end of theme’ paper is ideal for a mock exam for AS Economics Paper 2.
The style and format of each paper is based on the sample assessment material produced by Edexcel for AS Economics A.
Each question paper contains 2 sections: Section A, which consists of a range of multiple-choice and short-answer questions; Section B, which consists of one data response question broken down into a number of parts, including a choice of extended open-response questions (with students selecting one from two). Duration is 1 hour 30 minutes, and there are 80 marks available.
The questions included in each paper ensure students gain exam practice across Edexcel's 4 AS assessment objectives and marks are weighted according to Edexcel’s requirements at AS: 28-30% test students’ knowledge and understanding (A01); 28-30% test students’ ability to apply knowledge and understanding (A02); 20-22% test students ability to analyse (A03) and 20-22% test students ability to evaluate (A04).
The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.
In the mark schemes and answers provided, in order to make it easy to follow answers through to their completion and to mark students work, all 4 assessment objectives have been cited one after the other ie evaluation has been cited immediately after knowledge, application and analysis, rather than being cited separately.
For questions worth 10 or more marks (where ‘Level Descriptors’ are used to mark students’ answers), detailed example model answers have been provided in paragraph form, rather than a list of relevant points anticipated to be raised in the answer.
Answers to questions worth 10 or more marks, have also been annotated to show where assessment objectives have been met (ie knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation).
Available to NOW. (Published 13th October 2016)
“Fantastic resource! I have just had clearance that I can order the other sets.”
Imogen Tansley, Northampton High School, 1st November 2016
“These are perfect - we look forward to receiving others”
Mr A White, The Joseph Whitaker School, 4th October 2016
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Clare Lutwyche, Prior's Field School, 30 September 2016
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