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AS Paper 1 Overview

Overview

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The marks emphasis in paper 1 is skewed towards knowledge and understanding, and application.

No calculations are required in paper 1.

Time Management

There are 75 mins and 40 marks giving us approximately 2 mins per mark. In papers 2,3 and 4 we have approximately 1.5 mins per mark.

QuestionTiming2 mark6 mins3 marks6 mins5 marks10 mins8 marks16 mins12 marks24 mins

Despite the additional time compared to other papers we must make sure to keep to our allocated time on each question.

Some students write too much for 2/3 mark questions and run out of time for the Section B essay answers, where we need planning time to think through our answer to write a top mark response.  

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