UNIT 12: REVISION MATERIALS
Latest Revision Materials
Latest Exam Paper
Click below to access the latest paper for Unit 12, including questions, answers and what the Chief Examiner had to say about student responses.
- Click on this link to gain access to other past exam papers (remember to click on Unit 12 within each series of exams).
Click below to access the Exam Guide for Unit 12 and a Revision Guide for the Managing the Economy Section of the Unit which includes key terms and theories.
Extra Revision Resources
Click below to access some additional revision material; remember that your class folders, homework workbooks, exam and revision guides should be your primary revision sources
- Tutor2u Revision Notes
- Tutor2u Revision Notes
General Exam Tips
- Use Classwork notes, Workbooks and Past Exam Papers to revise from
- For the sections on UK Poverty and Globalisation the examiners are expecting to see your research and knowledge coming through in your answers, as well as developed points from the Case Study Item.
- Revise key terms, definitions and theory from the course (the Revision Guide above will help); and use them in your responses to all questions
- Use the Case Study Items in all of your answers to Unit 12 questions; the data in the Case Study Items is there to 'stimulate responses' (Chief Examiner 2013) - so ensure you write in context!
- A rehearsed or generic answer and/or judgement is likely to score lower marks than an answer which covers the relevant issues highlighted in the Case Study Item and is applied to answer the question directly.
- Exam questions will include command words which signal to you what is required to answer them correctly e.g. state, describe, explain, discuss, analyse and evaluate (use the Exam Guide above to discover what these command words mean)
- Check the number of marks available for each question and use this to guide you in your answer in terms of content, detail and the length of time you spend completing it
- Spend approximately one minute for every mark available for each question e.g. spend four minutes on a four mark question
- This may sound like common sense but ensure your response answers the question
- Remember to take a calculator into the exam as you may be asked to make some simple calculations e.g. percentages
How to score high marks for Analysis & Evaluation questions
- Your final grade will largely depend on how well you answer the final question in each of the sections for Managing the Economy, UK Poverty and Globalisation.
- To score high marks for these questions the examiners are looking for answers with a logical structure, detailed analysis and evaluation, as well as a clear final judgement.
- Start your answer with a mini-judgement to answer the question directly!
- Follow your mini-judgement with three or four detailed paragraphs which support your judgement; each paragraph needs to follow a 'logical chain of argument' which includes analytical and evaluative points!
- Remember to include data from the Case Study Item as well as your own independent knowledge and research to support your points.
- Leave enough time in the exam to conclude your answer with a final judgement paragraph, which is clearly justified and is supported by your paragraphs of analysis and evaluation.
- Economics Online has some useful pointers on how to improve your evaluation skills - click here!
- In the final question the quality of your written communication is assessed - so read your answers back to check your spelling, grammar and use of economic language.
- Remember to check out the Exam Guide above for additional guidance on answering these types of questions!
- Check out the exemplar material at the bottom of the Unit 11 Revision Materials Section as this applies to Unit 12 extended questions too! (Click here)