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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

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(a) Analysis 8 mark Paper 1

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade16 minsAnalyse8 % Structure 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

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(b) Discuss 12 mark Paper 1

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade24 minsDiscuss12 % Structure There is one 12 mark (b) question on paper 1 section B, so that’s over  30% of the total marks for the paper or 12% of your final AS grade. We’ve got nearly 25 minutes for this question, almost 10 minutes more than the similar

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(a)(i) Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade3 minsDefine 4 %(2 on Paper 2) Structure There are two (a)(i) questions on paper 2, 4% of your final AS grade.   In AS paper 2 you’ve got 1 and a half minutes per mark so spend 3 minutes on (a)(i). Although the (a)(i) question will take business concepts

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(a)(ii) Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade4.5 minsExplain 6 %(2 on Paper 2) Structure There are two (a)(i) questions on paper 2, 6% of your final AS grade.  The command word is ‘explain’, however, this can be misleading as we require two points showing knowledge and understanding, and a relevant example.  ⭐⭐⭐Pro Tip – Clear

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(b)(i) Calculation Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade4.5 minsCalculate 6 %(2 on Paper 2) There are two (b)(i) questions on paper 2, 6% of your final AS grade. The command word is ‘calculate’. There are roughly 1.5 mins per mark on paper 2 so allocate 4.5 minutes to answer this question. ⭐⭐⭐Pro Tip – Write the

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(b)(ii) Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview Please Note: A 4 mark variation of this question first appeared in the in summer 2021 exam series. You’ll find the guide to this 4 mark version below. ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade4.5 minsExplain 6 %(2 on Paper 2) Structure There are two (b)(i) questions on paper 2, 6% of your final AS

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(c) Analysis Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade12 minsAnalyse 16 %(2 on Paper 2) Structure There are two 8 mark analysis questions on paper 2, so that’s over a quarter of the total marks for the paper or 16% of your final AS grade. To secure all of the marks we must build 2 chains of

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(d) Evaluation Paper 2 Question Guide

Overview ⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade16 minsEvaluate/Recommend 22 %(2 on Paper 2) Structure There are two 11 mark (d) questions on paper 2, so that’s over a third of the total marks for the paper, or 22% of your final AS grade. d questions have a number of different possible command words, (d) questions

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