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NOMICS REVISONRevision Checklist for AS/A Level
Economics 9708
Guide for Students

REVISION CHECKLIST for AS Level Economics 9708
A guide for students
How to use this guide
The guide describes what you need to know about your AS Economics examination. It will help you to plan your revision programme and will explain what the examiners are looking for.
The guide contains the following sections:
Section 1 - How will you be tested?
This section will give you information about the different examination papers you will take.

Section 2 - What will be tested?
This section describes the five assessment objectives in Economics.

Section 3 - What you need to know
This shows the syllabus content so that you can check:
• which topics you need to know about
• details about each topic area in the syllabus
• how much of the syllabus you have covered

Section 1 - How will you be tested?
The table below gives you information about the examination papers you will take. Paper

Type

Duration

Number of
Questions

Maximum
Mark

1

Multiple
Choice
(Core)
(a)
Data
Response
(Core)
(b)
Structured
Essay (Core)

1 hour

30

30

Weight (%
of
total
marks
for
syllabus)
40

45 minutes
(recommended)

1

20

30

45 minutes
(recommended)

1 from a
choice of 3

20

30

2

2

Section 2 - What will be tested?
The syllabus sets out the five assessment objectives in Economics. Number of
Assessment
Objective
1

Skill

Demonstration of Skill

Knowledge and Understanding

2

Interpretation

3

Explanation and Analysis

4

Evaluation

5

Organisation, Presentation and
Communication

You should be able to demonstrate
knowledge and understanding of the
specified content.
You should be able to interpret economic
information presented in:
• verbal
• numerical or
• graphical forms.
You should be able to explain and
analyse economic issues and arguments,
using relevant economic:
• concepts
• theories and
• information.
You should be able to evaluate
economic:
• information
• arguments
• proposals and
• policies.
You should be able to take into
consideration relevant information and
theory.
You should be able to distinguish facts
from:
• hypothetical statements and
• value judgements.
You should be able to organise, present
and communicate economic ideas and
informed judgements in a:
• clear
• logical and
• appropriate form.

The Multiple Choice component (Paper 1) will seek to test particularly Assessment Objectives 1, 2 and 3.
The Data Response part of Paper 2will seek to test particularly Assessment Objectives 2 and 3 and, to a lesser extent, Assessment objectives 1, 4 and 5. The Structured Essay part of Paper 2 will seek to test particularly Assessment Objectives 1, 3, 4 and 5 and, to a lesser extent, Assessment Objective 2.

Section 3 - What you need to know
A table is provided below which describes the topics which will be tested in your examination papers. You can use the table throughout the course to check the topics you have covered. You can also use it as a revision aid.

The column headed ‘comments’ can be used:
• to add further information about the details of each bullet point, or to give appropriate examples
• to highlight areas of difficulty which you might need to ask your teacher about.

Theme
1 Basic
Economic Ideas

Topic
Scarcity, choice and resource
allocation

Different allocative
mechanisms

Production possibility curve

The margin
Positive
and
statements

normative

Ceteris paribus
Factors of production

Division of Labour
Money

2 The Price

Individual Demand curves

You should be able to:
• Define the meaning of scarcity
• Explain the inevitability of choices at all levels:
o individual
o firm
o government
• Define and explain the concept of opportunity cost
• Consider basic questions of:
o what will be produced
o how it will be produced
o for whom...
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