UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Level
MARK SCHEME for the October/November 2006 question paper
Paper 4 (Data Response & Essays – Supplement),
maximum raw mark 70
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 instructed to award marks. It does not
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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
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IGCSE, GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses.
CIE will not enter into discussions or correspondence in connection with these mark schemes.
CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the October/November 2006 question papers for most IGCSE,
GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses and some Ordinary Level
GCE A LEVEL - OCT/NOV 2006
© UCLES 2006
Fierce competition in market, high oil prices, high production costs; weak
Explanation of terms, linked to changes in output.
Extract says wants to keep labour for two years, to bank overtime hours,
mentions demographic work model, reduce labour by 2011: these imply long
term nature of employment of labour and therefore more of a fixed cost.
However, the use of labour with flexible working hours and even over the long
term does relate to output changes, making it variable. Overall conclusion
The statement pre