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Quality of writing
The structure is strong. There is a clear introduction defining the key terms, and a strong conclusion which weaves the argument together whilst posing justified judgements. I would note that putting the first person in a conclusion is unwise. For example saying "I agree more" suggests a personal view, and often these aren't backed up with analysis and strong arguments. By using phrases such as "the analysis clearly shows that" you won't be tempted to make assertions based on personal arguments. Technical terms are used fluently, and economic viewpoints are weaved into the argument well, rather than being forced. This style is sophisticated, and makes for a convincing argument. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are flawless.
Level of analysis
The analysis in this essay is great. The definition of inflation is clear and precise, allowing for a focused argument throughout. What I particularly like about this essay is the explanation of the mechanisms. For example, "To reduce inflation through monetary policy you must increase interest rates" is not simply asserted. But, each step from an increase to interest rates, to the eventual decrease in inflation is explained well. This is where a diagram would've simply strengthened the analysis, as shifts in aggregate demand and supply could show the changes in the price level. The awareness of different schools of economic thought shows a very abled economist at A-Level. Examiners love to see that students don't simply accept what the textbook states, and this essay explores how classical and Keynesian views differ. There is some very perceptive and strong analysis here!
Response to question
This essay responds superbly to the task. There is a clear engagement with fiscal and monetary policies being used to reduce inflation, and there is awareness of the limitations of both. There is clear understanding of what inflation is, and how the policies reduce it. However, I would've liked to have seen some diagrammatical analysis to secure this understanding, as this is the easiest way to pick up marks in an exam. The question does not ask for an evaluative response, however there is a clear justified judgement here. This is good, as it shows the ability to look for weaknesses in policies, and discuss the effectiveness. I do think this essay is overly long though, despite the breadth covered.