UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Level
MARK SCHEME for the October/November 2008 question paper
Paper 4 (Data Response and Essays – Supplement),
maximum raw mark 70
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GCE A LEVEL – October/November 2008
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(a) Explanation which mentions increase in real GDP, or increase in national income, productive
capacity with brief comment. Could mention difference between actual and potential growth 
(b) 2 way link – developed use developing countries resources, but also give aid. Both are
supposed to help both types of economy. Use of resources brings income to developing
nation and production and growth to developed nation. Aid encourages development and as
a result products may be available for developed nation to import. Need not refer to extract
to get full marks.
(c) No real proof from the chart.
- no absolute figures
- no definition of poverty
- unsure about %s on chart
- no comparative figures to substantiate the w