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How hard was 2012's Economics HSC Exam?

  • 10 - Extremely difficult

    Votes: 9 8.1%
  • 9

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • 8

    Votes: 4 3.6%
  • 7

    Votes: 8 7.2%
  • 6

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • 5

    Votes: 21 18.9%
  • 4

    Votes: 10 9.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 19 17.1%
  • 2

    Votes: 15 13.5%
  • 1 - Extremely easy

    Votes: 20 18.0%

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belinda1005

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err. I think you should've addressed all 6 objectives to get full marks for the exam.
The way I structured mine was I talked about macro and micro policies EG:
Starts with fiscal policy - link it to some of the goals say its successful, then how it dampens other ones
Monetary - same thing
Micro policy - same thing

Conclusion - achieve some goals successfully, conflicting objectives etc etc

But I forgot to link them to enviro and external stability. However I think enviro needed a separate paragraph of its own (unless you slot it under fiscal or micro) when talking about like market based, putting a tax on externalities, complete ban etc. I was gonna slot it in at the end but no time :(
Sounds exactly the same as what I wrote in 8 and a half pages. :) It was a gift question.
 

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Erm, I think it should be considered a 'government policy'. The RBA acts on behalf of the government.
Discuss the effectiveness of economic policies in achieving the Australian government's economic objectives.
So Monetary Policy should be okay, i decided not to do this Q because of its nature --> it is very easy and broad so i would expect the markers would want you to convey as many policies as you can, missing some important one might be detrimental. Just my opinion btw
 

belinda1005

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Good job. I did mine in 7 pages but forgot to link some objectives so I'm pretty bummed.

Noo don't feel that way. Honestly the question was quite broad.. After the supervisor said pens down I felt really dizzy :S
 

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Noo don't feel that way. Honestly the question was quite broad.. After the supervisor said pens down I felt really dizzy :S
Haha I was really tired so when the supervisor was talking to me I was really stoned and I probs seemed wasted as.
She was like oh wow, your tables a mess. and I'm just like, yeahh..... i know aye
Then shes like dude you didn't write your student number on the booklet -___- and I was like ohhhhhh yeah good idea LMAO
Then she started walking away, but she forgot to sign my blue sheet off, so I was like oii heyyyyyyy and i was like pulling her jumper hahaha. Good times.
 

belinda1005

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Lol I know supervisors are funny yet a tad dumb. I was waiting right behind the door before the exam started (lol I was the first one there soo pumped) and the supervisor opened the door wide open and squashed me with it. -.- hahaha it was classic.
 

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Too easy. Multiply Choice was a gift! Short answers (though there was a few that arched eyebrows) were straight forward. Extended Responses were great and predictable.

I am curious how alignment would work out with such an easy exam.
 

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I like the questions :3 The only thing I hated was Question 25 and 26 LOL Maybe because I wasn't as prepared... Oh well~
 

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Im pretty sure you were not required to talk about all objectives.


How successful is the australian governments policies in achieving objectives(you could pick one or two) that how i took it anyway.
Um no.
You have to talk about all economic objectives unless they specify certain ones. You can condense it though, I was brief on income+environment.
 

RishBonjour

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Um no.
You have to talk about all economic objectives unless they specify certain ones. You can condense it though, I was brief on income+environment.
did you go in depth with eco growth/ U/e and inflalation?
I went in depth with 4 and I did income inequality just mehhh. (5 more mins could have talked about inequality on income and unemployment conflict with a wage diagram + talk about environment and recent Australia's linkage with EU with emissions trading scheme from 2015- would ev been close to full marks) probably get like 17/20 now.
 

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Lot easier than last year but the aligning will account for this
 

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