Economics

Exam Technique Advice

ACE your diagrams!

Level:
AS, A Level, IB
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Diagrams matter in economics exams! They can really help to achieve strong analysis marks and support your evaluation too especially when you develop a diagram that is relevant to a question.

Diagrams should be ACE! 

That means remember to label the Axes, Curves and all Equilibrium points.

Don't forget your ABCs!

You also need to remember your ABC’s with diagrams:

  • Accurate
  • Big
  • Clear

Develop your diagrams!

  • Simply drawing a diagram from memory will likely only allow you to gain AO1 marks. 
  • To be able to access higher-skill marks, you will need to make a change or adapt your diagram
  • Perhaps shift a curve, indicate a particular important area and so on.

A selection of important microeconomic diagrams for parts of the Year 2 Microeconomics (A-Level) course.

A selection of important microeconomic diagrams for parts of the Year 1 Microeconomics (A-Level) course.

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