(a) Analysis 8 mark Paper 1


⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade16 minsAnalyse8 %


If you select question 5 or 7 from the optional questions on paper 1, there is one 8 mark analysis question on paper 1 to answer, so that’s 20% of the total marks for the paper. 

In AS paper 1 you’ve got nearly 2 minutes per mark so spend 16 minutes on the 8 mark question.

This question is split up with two marks for knowledge, two marks for application and four marks for analysis. 

The recommended structure is two or three chains of analysis focused on the context of the question. The command word is ‘analyse’ therefore’, an evaluative conclusion is not required. 

⭐⭐⭐Pro Tip - Depth of Analysis⭐⭐⭐

There are 4 marks for analysis on this question and just 2 for knowledge so aim for depth of analysis rather than explaining every possible knowledge point.  If you have time at the end of the exam it can be helpful to re-read ...

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