Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. There are three sections to each guide: Introduction - includes advice on how to use the guide, an explanation of the skills being tested by the assessment objectives, an outline of the unit or module and, depending on the unit, suggestions for how to revise effectively and prepare for the examination questions. Content Guidance - provides an examiner's overview of the module's key terms and concepts and identifies opportunities to exhibit the skills required by the unit. It is designed to help students to structure their revision and make them aware of the concepts they need to understand the exam and how they might analyse and evaluate topics. Question and Answers - sample questions and with graded answers which have been carefully written to reflect the style of the unit. All responses are accompanied by commentaries which highlight their respective strengths and weaknesses, giving students an insight into the mind of the examiner.
Table of Contents
Introduction Examinable skills Data-response skills Essay-question skills The synoptic requirement of the Unit 4 examination Checklist of relevent Unit 2 terms Stretch and challenge and achieving the A* grade Revision planning Content Guidance Introduction to the specification The growth of modern macroeconomics Economic growth, the economic cycle and living standards Aggregate demand and aggregate supply Unemployment and inflation The Phillips curve and the natural rate of unemployment Monetary policy Fiscal policy, taxation and public expenditure International trade, globalisation and the EU The balance of payments, exchange rates and the euro Questions and Answers
Ray Powell is a chief examiner in AS and A-level economics. He is currently head of economics at Wimbledon High School and is author of the AQA economics Student Unit Guides, also published by Philip Allan Updates.