Interpreting your Economics GCSE pre-release materials -

    Interpreting your Economics GCSE pre-release materials

    What is the Advanced Information

    The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of Economics, you will see that the advice consists of a list of topics which will be the “major focus” of questions in each exam paper and the quantitative skills required on each paper.

    To understand this fully, you will need to compare this list with the full list given in the AQA specification. You will see that something approaching half the topics named on the specification will not be the focus of major questions on your exam papers. So, for instance, there might be a question on Economies of Scale or Fiscal Policy, but there won’t be a major question on Price Elasticity of Supply or Monetary Policy

    Please take the time to make a full comparison – it will make planning your study time between now and the summer much easier.

    Study the Whole Course

    If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it. Every topic on the specification may be relevant to the answer of some question or the focus of a question with a smaller number of marks.

    Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this list of topics close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions on all these named topics.

    Key Takeaways

    • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
    • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
    • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

    Subject Updates

    AQA may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the Subject page for Economics regularly.

    AQA | GCSE | Economics | Changes for 2022

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