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Section A Short Answer Questions Paper 1

Section A (a) 2 marks

⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade(3 x Section A(a) qs)4 minsDefine6 %

Structure

There are usually 3 Section A (a) questions on paper 1, and 2 marks for each one so that’s 6 marks in total or 15% of the total marks for the paper. 

In AS paper 1 you’ve got nearly 2 minutes per mark so spend 4 minutes on part (a).

The command word is “define” so we need a clear definition of the key term which shows sound knowledge and understanding.

Finish by adding an example. This could be another opportunity to show knowledge and understanding, and will make sure we secure both knowledge marks.

⭐⭐⭐Pro Tip - Learn Definitions⭐⭐⭐

For definition questions, it’s helpful to learn a clear and concise definition for each of the keywords on the syllabus. Remember to follow up with an example to show sound understanding of the term.

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