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4 Interim and End of Theme Papers for Edexcel A Level Economics (Spec A) THEME 3 (Business Behaviour and the Labour Market)

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This resource consists of 4 question papers, with detailed mark schemes / example model answers, that enable students to be formally tested at regular intervals throughout their study of the theme, as well as upon completion. Hence, there are 3 ‘interim’ papers and 1 ‘end of theme’ paper, as follows:

  • Paper 1 – concerns Business Growth AND Business Objectives AND Revenues, Costs & Profits (Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the specification subject content)
  • Paper 2 – concerns Market Structures (Section 3.4 of the specification subject content)
  • Paper 3 – concerns Labour Market AND Government Intervention (Sections 3.5 and 3.6)
  • Paper 4 – concerns the entire themeBusiness Behaviour and The Labour Market (3.1 to 3.6)

The papers have been written by a senior examiner for multiple examination boards and experienced teacher of AS and A Level Economics.

Interim and End of Theme Papers are also available for Theme 1, Theme 2 and for Theme 4.

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These question papers, mark schemes and example model answers:

  • minimise the need for teachers to devise appropriate questions to test students’ knowledge and understanding.
  • enable teachers to test students regularly – approximately every 8 to 10 weeks, in a formal exam setting.
  • build students’ confidence in sitting exams.
  • identify gaps in students’ knowledge and understanding which students need to re-visit.
  • familiarise students with the skills examiners look for and, most importantly, how they can secure high grades.

Structure, Style and Format:

The structure, style and format of each paper is based on the sample assessment material produced by Edexcel for A Level Economics A Paper 1 (published in 2014, for first teaching from 2015), but the questions obviously relate solely to Theme 3 (as opposed to Theme 1 and Theme 3). Therefore, each 2 hour paper carries 100 marks and contains 3 sections:

  • Section A comprises multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Students answer all questions.
  • Section B comprises one data response question divided into parts. Students answer all questions.
  • Section C comprises a choice of extended open-response questions. Students select one from two.

The questions provide students with exam practice across Edexcel’s 4 assessment objectives, according to Edexcel’s requirements at A Level. Therefore, 22-24% of the questions 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).

The question papers include appropriate spacing for students to write down their answers.

For questions worth 10 or more marks, which use ‘Level Descriptors’, the answers:

  • are written in paragraphs, instead of a list of relevant points anticipated to be raised in the answer.
  • cite evaluation immediately after the other 3 assessment objectives, instead of separately. This makes it easy to follow answers through to their completion and mark students’ work.
  • include annotations that show where individual assessment objectives have been met: ‘Kn’ is used for knowledge and understanding, ‘Ap’ for application, ‘An’ for analysis and ‘Ev’ for evaluation.

Key Information

The purchase of this resource comes with a licence to make the resource available in digital and / or in print form (including photocopying) to staff and up to 60 students attending the purchasing institution (ie the individual school / college on a single site) in any given year.

The resource may be distributed via a secure virtual learning environment. It must not be made available on any public or insecure website or other platform.

The resource must not be distributed to other institutions that are members of the same academy chain or similar organisation; each individual institution must purchase their own copy of the resource direct from APT Initiatives Ltd.

The resource (or any part of the resource) must not be distributed to any other individual or organisation in any form, or by any means. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

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