MOCK PAPERS for AL Economics for AQA, Edexcel & OCR

Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers available for A Level Economics Paper 1, 2 & 3 for AQA, Edexcel & OCR 

APT’s Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers are written by an experienced senior examiner of A Level Economics .  The style and format is based on the sample assessment material produced by the relevant exam board. 

AQA A Level Economics 

Sets of 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes and Example Model Answers for AQA A Level Economics:

AQA AL Paper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Markets and Market Failure  £65

AQA AL Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on National and International Economy  £65

AQA AL Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Economic Principles and Issues  £75 

Each question paper contains 2 sections: Section A, which consists of data response questions, with students being required to select questions to answer from a choice of two contexts worth 40 marks; Section B consists of essay questions, with students being required to select one set of 2 questions (essays) to answer from a choice of three sets of 2 questions (essays) worth 40 marks.  Duration is 2 hours, and there are a total of 80 marks available.  The questions included in each paper ensure students gain exam practice across AQA’s 4 A Level assessment objectives and marks are weighted according to AQA’s requirements at A Level.  For questions carrying high marks, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, rather than a list of relevant points anticipated to be raised in the answer.  

Also Available for AQA:

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market FailureInteractive AND Printable Version  £110

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Interactive PowerPoints Only  £65

AQA AS Paper 1: 240 Multiple Choice Questions on The Operation of Markets and Market Failure – Printable Version Only  £55

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context - Interactive AND Printable Version £90

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Interactive PowerPoints Only  £55

AQA AS Paper 2: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on The National Economy in a Global Context – Printable Version Only  £45

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification - Interactive AND Printable Version  £270

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification - Interactive PowerPoints Only  £145

AQA AL 540 Multiple Choice Questions Covering the Entire AL Specification – Printable Version Only  £135 

Edexcel A Level Economics 

Sets of 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes and Example Model Answers for Edexcel A Level Economics:

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Markets and Business Behaviour (Theme 1 & 3) £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on The National and Global Economy (Theme 2 & 4) £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (Themes 1,2,3&4) £75 

Each question paper contains 3 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; Section C, which consists of a choice of extended open-response questions (with students selecting one from two).  Duration is 2 hours, and there are 100 marks available. The questions included in each paper ensure students gain exam practice across Edexcel’s 4 A Level assessment objectives and marks are weighted according to Edexcel’s requirements at A Level: 22-24% test students’ knowledge and understanding (A01); 22-24% test students’ ability to apply knowledge and understanding (A02); 26-28% test students ability to analyse (A03) and 26-28% test students ability to evaluate (A04). 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). 

Also Available for Edexcel:

Edexcel AS AL Spec A Theme 1: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Introduction to Markets & Market Failure £65

Edexcel AS AL Spec A Theme 2: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on The UK Economy – Performance & Policies £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Theme 3: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Business Behaviour & The Labour Market £65

Edexcel AL Spec A Theme 4: 4 (Interim and Entire Theme) Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on A Global Perspective £65 

OCR A Level Economics 

Sets of 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes and Example Model Answers for OCR A Level Economics:

OCR AL Paper 1: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Microeconomics £65 to be published Mid Dec 2017

OCR AL Paper 2: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Macroeconomics £65 to be published Jan 2018

OCR AL Paper 3: 4 Mock Exam Papers, Mark Schemes & Answers on Themes in Economics £75 to be published  Feb 2018 

The questions included in each paper ensure students gain exam practice across OCR’s A Level assessment objectives and marks are weighted according to OCR’s requirements at A Level.  For questions carrying high marks, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, rather than a list of relevant points anticipated to be raised in the answer.  

Feedback received on APT’s Interim and Mock Exam Papers for A Level Economics: 

“I was very impressed… I use a competitor’s, but yours is on another level.” Elena Themistocieous                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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.  Many thanks for such useful resources.Mark Seccombe, Pangbourne College.

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27 Incredible Chocolate Consumption Statistics – A great link as a starter activity for Paper 3

A really useful link and starter activity for use with Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 Context  2018 on the Chocolate Confectionery Market

https://brandongaille.com/26-incredible-chocolate-consumption-statistics/

Our COMPLETE CONTEXT COMPANION can be pre-ordered now.  It will include 6 separate resources that can be purchased individually, or together at a discounted price: 

  • PowerPoint presentations (for teachers) - to introduce the Paper 3 exam context to students, as well as sets of PowerPoints to introduce key aspects relating to the context that students are advised to research in Edexcel’s ‘Pre-release Material’ for this June’s (2018) exam.
  • Step by step research tasks (for students) with links to relevant articles and points to consider - to encourage students to undertake their own research, analysis and revision, in preparation for this year’s Paper 3 exam, in a structured manner.  This covers each of the  bullet points detailed in Edexcel’s ‘Pre-release Material’ for the 2018 Paper 3 exam.  Answers to questions posed in these research tasks can be found in the ‘Detailed Investigation into the Context for Teachers’, as well as the ‘Essential Revision Summaries for Students’ (see below).
  • Detailed investigation into the context (for teachers) - providing in-depth knowledge, evidence, analytical and evaluative comment where applicable, on each aspect advised to be researched in Edexcel’s ‘Pre-release Material’ for the 2018 Paper 3 exam. This includes extracts of relevant articles so there is no having to click on ‘this link here’ and ‘that link there’ to access relevant research.
  • Essential revision summaries (for students) - containing relevant knowledge, evidence, and analytical and evaluative comment where applicable, on each aspect advised to be researched in Edexcel’s ‘Pre-release Material’ for the 2018 Paper 3 exam.  This is a more condensed version of the ‘Detailed Investigation into the Context for Teachers’ (and includes answers to questions posed in the ‘Research Tasks for Students’).   
  • Mock exam paper - in the same style and format as the sample assessment material produced by Edexcel for the A Level Business Paper 3 exam. 
  • Mark scheme and detailed answers - to the mock exam paper.   

Feedback received on resources APT has published to date for use with Pre-Released Contexts, Case Studies and Themes: 

“The theme materials you provided were excellent and suited every level of teaching.  I only wish that I had ordered earlier in the year ”
Gareth Moran, Rye St Antony School

 Pre-order NOW  – to be published February 2018

Price: £85 + VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD).

MOCK EXAM PAPERS for OCR GCSE Business A293 2018 Case Study (Toys)

A set of Two A293 Mock Examination Papers, Mark Schemes and Detailed Answers now available to purchase enabling students to be tested formally in exam conditions.

These Two Additional Mock Examination Papers complement our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for use with the OCR A293 2018 Case Study – which includes one mock exam paper (different to these two additional mock papers), amongst a wide range of other resources, which develop and test students’ knowledge and understanding of the key terms, concepts and issues raised in the A293 case study.

The style and format of each paper is based on previous examinations set by OCR for the A293 Case Study Paper.  The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.  The mark schemes and answers provide a wide range of responses to the questions posed.

For questions marked using a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, and answers annotated to show where the levels have been met (ie Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

Feedback on APT’s A293 Resource:

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.”  Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.  A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!  Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

Click HERE to order.

Price: £25+VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD) for unlimited use at your school or college.

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The Pre-Release Theme for Paper 3 June 2018 is on Chocolate Confectionery Market

Edexcel A Level Business, Paper 3 Investigating a Business in a Competitive Market

The research theme pre release case study is now out and is on the Chocolate Confectionery Market.

Case Study to be downloaded  https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/business-2015.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExam-materials

You can now pre-order APT’s COMPLETE CONTEXT COMPANION  which includes ALL OF OUR 6 RESOURCES for Edexcel A Level Business Paper 3 Context 2018

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong

A useful link relating to yesterday’s budget - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42089984 linking to Fiscal Policy / Macroeconomic Policies in a Global Context

Specification References:

Edexcel 4.5.4 Macroeconomic policies in a global context

AQA spec reference 4.2.5.1 Fiscal policy 

OCR spec reference Page 21 Fiscal policy

Causes of Unemployment?

A useful article relating to Employment and Unemployment https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/19/there-are-no-unemployed-in-uk-says-philip-hammond-tv-gaffe

Specification References Below:-

Edexcel spec reference 2.1.3 - d) The causes of unemployment

AQA spec reference 3.2.3.2 - Employment and unemployment

OCR spec reference Page 18 - Unemployment

 

A useful link relating to Growth & Development

https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/china-three-gorges-international-corporation-nepal-electricity-authority-seal-deal-form-joint-venture/

See below where the relevant sections is in the specification:-

Edexcel spec reference 4.3.2 - Factors influencing growth and development

AQA spec reference 4.2.6.5 - Factors that affect growth and development, such as: investment

OCR spec reference Page 17 - Economic growth and development

A useful article relating to ‘policies’…

Very useful article for all economics students on policies - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/28/uk-interest-rate-decision-two-sides-vital-move

Here’s where to find where it’s linked to in each specification:-

Edexcel spec reference  4.5.4 Macroeconomic policies in a global context

AQA spec reference 4.2.4.3 Central banks and monetary policy 

OCR spec reference Page 22 Monetary Policy

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Full and Detailed Contents for APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies

OCR GCSE J253 Business Studies A293/01/CS Production, Finance and the External Business Environment Exam on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys PLC

Last week we were delighted to announce the publication of our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies Teachers and their Students, on the A293 2018 Case Study - on the Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys plc.  Described by centres as ‘Outstanding’, this resource is packed full of everything you and your students need – from now until the exam.  For the equivalent of just a few hours pay, it saves months of lesson planning and preparation time, whilst helping to maximise your students’ grades.

 ‘Simply click here to see the full and detailed contents’

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.”  Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.”  “A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!” Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

In addition to the formal Mock Exam Paper included in this resource, there are even more quizzes this year, including over 125 individual questions in the ‘Short Question and Answer’ Section that could easily be questions included in the actual examination paper.  

APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  1. An 80 page step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in each section of the case study, with evaluative comments on key issues raised – for the potential ‘higher-mark’ questions, where appropriate. Terms, concepts and issues are discussed in the order in which they appear in the case study.
  2. 105 quizzes (and answers) - which thoroughly check and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the above, whilst helping to make revision fun.  This includes 15 word searches, 20 missing word exercises, 10 classifying activities, 18 opposite exercises, 5 match making exercises, 17 crosswords, and 20 short question and answer exercises, which include over 125+ potential examination questions.
  3. A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  4. Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper, with annotated answers – showing where marks and levels are awarded.
  5. Ideas for further research - with primary research tasks and useful web addresses – for students to carry out further research independently.
  6. Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Price: £75 (+vat) for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD). 

APT will also be publishing 2 Additional Mock Exam Papers on 30 November 2017 (£25+vat).  These can be ordered online with a card here, or just email us with your order. 

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Excellent resource, very comprehensive and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending it. Students  did very well in the exam.”
Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely.
 

For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam.” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School. 

If you haven’t already received your copy, you can click HERE to order, you can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

You can also order: 

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college) / on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

OCR GCSE Business Studies A293 Exam on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys PLC

  We are delighted to announce the publication of our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies Teachers and their Students, on the A293 2018 Case Study - on the Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys plc.  Described by centres as ‘Outstanding’, this resource is packed full of everything you and your students need – from now until the exam.  For the equivalent of just a few hours pay, it saves months of lesson planning and preparation time, whilst helping to maximise your students’ grades.

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.” Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.”  “A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!” Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

In addition to the formal Mock Exam Paper included in this resource, there are even more quizzes this year, including over 125 individual questions in the ‘Short Question and Answer’ Section that could easily be questions included in the actual examination paper.  

APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  1. An 80 page step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in each section of the case study, with evaluative comments on key issues raised – for the potential ‘higher-mark’ questions, where appropriate. Terms, concepts and issues are discussed in the order in which they appear in the case study.
  2. 105 quizzes (and answers) - which thoroughly check and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the above, whilst helping to make revision fun.  This includes 15 word searches, 20 missing word exercises, 10 classifying activities, 18 opposite exercises, 5 match making exercises, 17 crosswords, and 20 short question and answer exercises, which include over 125+ potential examination questions.
  3. A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  4. Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper, with annotated answers – showing where marks and levels are awarded.
  5. Ideas for further research - with primary research tasks and useful web addresses – for students to carry out further research independently.
  6. Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Price: £75 (+vat) for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD). 

APT will also be publishing 2 Additional Mock Exam Papers on 30 November 2017 (£25+vat).  These can be ordered online with a card here, or just email us with your order. 

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Excellent resource, very comprehensive and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending it. Students  did very well in the exam.”  Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely. 

For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam.” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School. 

If you haven’t already received your copy, you can click HERE to order, you can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

You can also orderby email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college) or on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com