UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level and GCE Advanced Level
MARK SCHEME for the May/June 2008 question paper
Paper 4 (Data Response and Essays – Supplement),
maximum raw mark 70
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candidates’ scripts must be given marks that fairly reflect the relevant knowledge and skills
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CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the May/June 2008 question papers for most IGCSE, GCE
Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses and some Ordinary Level syllabuses.
GCE A/AS LEVEL – May/June 2008
© UCLES 2008
(a) Comment on the number of jobs, income generation, spending and investment will rise. All
increase national income. There will be an effect on the trade balance, either from income
earned from exports, or from reduction in imported oil due to domestic use of home oil. This
will also affect national income.
4 separate points are not required for 4 marks: 2 marks can be given for a point if it is
developed and explained.
(b) Evidence for expansion:
– the number of jobs – may be for exploration though
– the investment increases, technological advances continue
– possibly the government encouragement
– the fact that large profits are made
Evidence for decline:
– production levels falling – may