UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level
MARK SCHEME for the November 2004 question papers
Paper 2 Data Response and Essay (Core), maximum raw mark 40
This mark scheme is published as an aid to teachers and students, to indicate the requirements of
the examination. It shows the basis on which Examiners were initially instructed to award marks. It
does not indicate the details of the discussions that took place at an Examiners’ meeting before
marking began. Any substantial changes to the mark scheme that arose from these discussions
will be recorded in the published Report on the Examination.
All Examiners are instructed that alternative correct answers and unexpected approaches in
candidates’ scripts must be given marks that fairly reflect the relevant knowledge and skills
Mark schemes must be read in conjunction with the question papers and the Report on the
CIE will not enter into discussion or correspondence in connection with these mark
CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the November 2004 question papers for most IGCSE and
GCE Advanced Level syllabuses.
Grade thresholds taken for Syllabus 9708 (Economics) in the November 2004
minimum mark required for grade:
The thresholds (minimum marks) for Grades C and D are normally set by dividing the
mark range between the B and the E thresholds into three. For example, if the difference
between the B and the E threshold is 24 marks, the C threshold is set 8 marks below the
B threshold and the D threshold is set another 8 marks down. If dividing the interval by
three results in a fraction of a mark, then the threshold is normally rounded down.
GCE AS/A LEVEL
MAXIMUM MARK: 40