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OCR Economics Student Unit Guide AS Unit 1, Markets in Action

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

OCR Economics Student Unit Guide AS Unit 1, Markets in Action

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OCR Economics Student Unit Guide AS Unit 1, Markets in Action, John Hearn and Tony Westaway, Philip Allan Updates, 2008, £7.99, ISBN 978-0-340-96669-3.

The students I teach love using this book. At a basic level, it is a useful aide memoire, but it also teaches students about examination technique and provides a range of questions for independent interactive revision at home. It is a compact book with a total of 77 pages.

The book is split up into three sections: Introduction, Content Guidance, and Questions and Answers.

The first section is a set of instructions to candidates regarding examination technique, with tips for obtaining a good grade in the unit examination. There is a good section which describes the four assessment objectives and also a section about how to plan a revision strategy. This is often the type of information that a student tends to skip over, so it is important that this is built into schemes of work if the text is purchased.

The publishers describe section two as combining an overview of key terms and concepts with an examiner's interpretation, so that students will understand what they have to learn and the skills required in order to do well in the assessment. …

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