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General Paper 8009 Paper 1 - (Essay)

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  1. Twinkle|il'starz

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    Hello Folks :)

    Does anyone of you have General Paper 8009 Paper 1 as from Year 2000 Till 2012 ? Please ?


    I need it so that i can focus on at least 2 or more topics such as crime, sports or education, so on.. as from now; to prepare notes.

    Thanks ♥
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    http://papers.xtremepapers.com/CIE/Cambridge International A and AS Level/General Paper 8004 (8004)/ Doing this one, it covers all the topics 8009 does so practice the questions, one more thing, this subject requires the knowledge from either Economics or World Geography and the argumentative skills which are practiced in A levels Thinking Skills, i'm pretty sure you won't be taking these subjects so you can increase you knowledge by reading the points given in the marking schemes of these papers, and read the examiner reports as well to know what irrelevant points students add in there essays.
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    I am thinking about taking the General Paper aswell in M/J, haven't found any support material/coursework though... so is practicing past papers the only curriculum for the GP, or could you point me to some notes/book.. thank you.
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    The fact is General paper has no particular book, it requires knowledge we gain from our other subjects and a student who studies World Geography, Economics (best one for knowledge) and Thinking Skills can score the highest marks in this subject, and even Business Studies can help. What it requires to score high is :
    (1) Factual knowledge.
    (2) Evaluation of the knowledge and in the end analyse the point.
    (3) Modern world examples.
    (4) Personal happenings ( but don't get carried away).
    (5) The tricks for English you have learned in GCSE/O Levels/IGCSE such as high and precise vocabulary, avoiding grammar mistakes and punctuation.
    I hope you get all of this, and if u don't, you can PM me to know what all this means.
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    Yeah, got it, thank you very much for the detailed reply. Any clue about ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT? Any book for it?
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    A levels?
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    Yes, I think its AS level only.
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    Yes, only AS Level, but it requires a coursework as well which means you would definitely need a teacher and neither can you give this one privately, it does not have any specific book either, so for self study you would have to make notes from different books considering the syllabus, i would have provided you with the notes if i had opted this subject, you can do marine science, although it has the least resource available, i can provide you the best notes.
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    I have some questions. 1) can a private candidate take the general studies exam (like you can't register for bio, phy, chem privately)
    2) Can a private candidate take environmental management
    3)" " marine science
    4) is marine science AS level only?
    5) did you take marine science, if yes, what grade did you get?
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    Thank You for the tips :)

    Yet do you know what are the topics that we have in general ?
    For example I know : crime, technology, music .. And What else more ?
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    (1) General studies can be taken privately.
    (2) Environmental Management can not be taken privately.
    (3) Marine Science can be taken privately.
    (4) Marine Science is for both AS and A Levels so if you want to study up til AS Level only you can do this.
    (5) I just entered AS, i'll be giving my exams in the upcoming session.
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    Section 1: Historical, social, economic, political and philosophical topics
    Possible areas for consideration might include:
    • The role of history and war; terrorism.
    • The role of the individual in society – the family, marriage, peer pressure, class.
    • Cultural changes – youth and drug culture.
    • Education and welfare.
    • Sport, leisure, international competition.
    • Wealth; changes in work practice.
    • The importance and impact of tourism on a country – implications for the economy, employment, public
    transport, environmental concerns.
    • The provision and politics of aid.
    • The State and its institutions; development of State, democracy, post-imperialism, nationalism.
    • Minority groups, pressure groups.
    • Freedom of speech, action, thought.
    • Judiciary.
    • Matters of conscience, faith, tolerance, equality, opportunity.
    • Corruption.
    Section 2: Science, including its history, philosophy, general principles and
    applications; environmental issues; mathematical topics
    Possible areas for consideration might include:
    • Medical dilemmas and issues of research and ethics; concept of progress in science.
    • Drug manufacture and provision.
    • Diet, health education.
    • Old and new industries.
    • Spin-offs from space industry; weaponry.
    • Information and communications technology; the Internet.
    • Environmental concerns; renewable energy resources; climate change.
    • Migration; population dynamics.
    • Feeding the global population; farming techniques for the twenty-first century.
    • Public transport and travel.
    • The uses and applications of mathematics in everyday life.
    Section 3: Literature and language, arts and crafts
    Possible areas for consideration might include:
    • Literature, biography, diary, science fiction.
    • Language – heritage, tradition, dialect.
    • The global media – tv, radio, satellite; influence and controls; effects on lifestyle, culture and habits;
    cultural dilution and diversification; advertising; role models.
    • Censorship; privacy; the right to know; freedom of the press, etc. uses and abuses.
    • Traditional arts and crafts; creativity; national heritage/preservation; effects of tourism.
    • Architecture; painting; fashion; photography; sculpture; music; heritage.
    Questions are general in nature, demanding discussion and evaluation. In awarding marks, examiners will
    assess how well candidates have:
    • Used their specialised knowledge to answer questions on the broad aspects of school subjects.
    • Discussed general topics which are not directly related to school subjects.
    • Used the English language.

    These are all the topics and i would say, countless they are! Practice most of the papers, a student studying Economics won't worry about a thing! Study the marking schemes for to gain knowledge and studying most of the marking schemes and practicing the papers would give you enough knowledge and writing skills to score an A, it's not like you need to have all of the knowledge from the above content.
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    OMG :eek:
    thank You Again :)
    Now i need to start researching and practicing
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    No worries :) If you need any help regarding other subjects, u can PM me
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    Oh ! Okay ;)

    Humm ? Do You Have any tips to give me for Business Studies ? A Level ?
    Especially How to revise it :confused:
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    Sorry :( I won't be doing Business Studies this year, you can PM me if you need help regarding other subjects, i'll help you out in the ones i'll be doing :)
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    Thank you so much.. So the marine science notes you have, are they O or A level ones? And what about travel and tourism and global perspective. Can they be taken privately? I'm in A2, had Phy Chem Maths in AS, but now switched to Eco, Business, maths, and probably English language, and general paper as well as another AS subject Marine science or travel and tourism or global perspective.
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    Travel and Tourism and Global perspective can not be taken privately, and Marine Science A Levels, you may do this one if you had Pure sciences in O Levels, but for your field (since you switched to Economics) Travel and Tourism is more preferable, the choice is yours to make.
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    Hi :)

    Well like #lioxmessi told ! Travel and Tourism fits in your economics field but i think there is coursework to be done!
    Try to see this with a teacher in the institution you're learning :)
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    I had phy chem bio comp in o'l, acc and business stds privately too.. Wouldn't mind doing either, marine science or travel and tourism. This subject, general paper, and English would be additional subjects for easier grades :D can you tell me more about the marine science notes you've got?

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