By Level Gcse Business Studies Essays And Coursework

What board do we do? AQA, AS (7131) and A-level (7132). The new AS and A-level in Business are now stand alone qualifications, therefore marks gained at AS do not contribute to the final grade at A-level.

What is Business?
Business offers students the opportunity to study different types of businesses in different industries. It looks at why they exist, how they are set up and how they are run.

Which subjects combine well with Business? Business combines with any other arts or science subjects but in particular Maths, English, Government and Politics, Psychology, and Sociology complement the subject well.

What can Business lead to? A good grade in Business at A level can enable you to go on study at any university or go into the wold of work.  In particular it helps students to: 

  • develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
  • be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders
  • acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving
  • be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.
  • develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research. This course has no coursework or controlled assessment.

Although not an entry requirement, this course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Business Studies as this specification builds on the concepts and skills they have already learned.

What's assessed at A-Level?

1.   What is business?

2.   Managers, leadership and decision making

3.   Decision making to improve marketing performance

4.   Decision making to improve operational performance

5.   Decision making to improve financial performance

6.   Decision making to improve human resource performance

7.   Analysing the strategic position of a business

8.   Choosing the strategic direction

9.   Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

10. Managing strategic change

How is the subject assessed?

AS assessment (Subject content 1-6 above only)

Paper 1 and Paper 2:

·         Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

·         80 marks in total

·         Each paper is worth 50% of AS

 

Paper 1 Exam content - 

Three compulsory sections:

·         Section A has 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 10 marks.

·         Section B has short answer questions worth approximately 20 marks.

·         Section C has two data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 25 marks.

 

Paper 2 Exam content -

One compulsory case study consisting of approximately seven questions.

 

A-Level assessment (All subject content 1-10 above is assessed)

Papers 1-3:

·         Written exams: 2 hours each

·         100 marks in total for each one

·         33.3% of A-level for each paper

 

Paper 1 Exam content -

Three compulsory sections:

·         Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks.

·         Section B has short answer questions worth approximately 35 marks.

·         Sections C and D have two essay questions (choice of one from two and one from two) worth 25 marks each.

 

Paper 2 Exam content -

Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions.

 

Paper 3 Exam content -

One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.

 

 

 

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Question: How significant are the international operations for the company? (how many countries does the company operate in, what is the size of its international operations, what proportion of its total sales comes from international operations, do they have a director of international operations? How does the mission statement of the company reflect the international nature of the company? (McDonalds Corp.)

Answer: McDonalds Corp, head quartered in Oak Brook Illinois is world’s number one...


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Question: Managing Professional Development - Q1. Prepare a written report on self awareness. Q2. Using the format of Professional Development Journal, detail the experience of your biggest accomplishment in life and one significant failure.

Answer: (You as a person in the past) People say often to forget...


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Question: A-LEVEL BUSINESS STUDIES

1. Explain the factors influencing location decisions. [8] or [12]

2. Explain the advantages for a franchisee of a ‘franchise’ as a form of business. [8]

3. Discuss how ethics may influence the activities of a business. [12]

4. Discuss the uses and limitations of ‘break-even analysis’ for business decision-making. Use an appropriate diagram in your answer. [12]

5. A private limited company wants to build a new factory. Discuss the factors that the company should consider when choosing sources of finance. [12]

6. Explain the advantages of a ‘co-operative’ as a form of business. [12]

7. Every stakeholders’ objectives are similar. Do you agree? Justify. [20]

8. Discuss how the management of an airline might motivate its cabin crew. You should make reference to all the motivation theories you have studied. [20]

Answer: 1. Ans: The major factors influencing location decisions are: Quantitative factors: these...


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Question: A-LEVEL BUSINESS - CASE STUDY SAMPLE

1. Super Engineering Limited

1.a. Briefly explain two advantages of autocratic leadership. [2]

1.b Discuss the qualities of an effective business leader. [2]

1.c Explain the differences between autocratic and paternalistic leadership. [6]

1.d. Explain the potential benefit to a business if employees are involved in the decision-making process. [8]

1.e. Discuss the possible impact on the motivation of employees in the plant of the appointment of Mr. Charles who introduces an autocratic leadership style. [12]

2.a. State two aims of a social enterprise organisation. [2]

2.b. Explain why a business environment might be described as dynamic. [2]

2.c. Discuss the role social enterprise could play in the future development of a country. [6]

2.d. According to you, why TTV did not set a growth objective. [8]

2.e. Discuss the differences and similarities between business which are social enterprise and those businesses which follow corporate social responsibility. [10]

Answer: 1. Super Engineering Limited Super Engineering Limited is a multinational light engineering...


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Question: BUSINESS A-LEVEL - SECTION 1 SAMPLE (SHORT ANSWERS)

1. Distinguish between piece rate and commission payment methods [2]

2. Briefly explain labour productivity and capital productivity [3]

3. Define the term ‘holding companies’. [2]

4. Briefly explain the difference between redundancy and dismissal. [3]

5. Define the term ‘job enrichment’ [2]

6. Explain the responsibilities of the local community towards business. [3]

7. Explain one difference between private and public limited companies. [2]

8. Briefly explain how entrepreneurs could benefit your country. [3]

9. Define the term ‘job enrichment’. [2]

10. Explain ‘the transformation process’. [5]

11. Explain two diseconomies of scale a business could experience when expanding into more locations. [5]

12. Explain the importance of a mission statement to the employees of a public limited company. [5]

Answer: SECTION 1 SAMPLE (SHORT ANSWERS) 1. Piece rate is a payment to...


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Question: ‘Despite the recent trend of manufacturers to re-shore production back to the UK, more will continue to offshore than re-shore.’

To what extent do you agree? (40 marks)

Answer: According to the recent trends concerning UK manufacturing locations, it is a...


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Question: P5: Interpret findings from the research presenting them clearly in an appropriate format.
Unit 10: Market Research in Business
Business BTEC Diploma Level 3
City of Bristol College

Contents
Introduction 2
How old are you? 2
What is your gender? 3
Have you got GCSE in English and Math? 3
What are you studying at the moment? 3
What grades are you aiming to achieve? 3
Where did you hear about the course? 3
From a scale of 1-10 how determined are you to do the course? 3
Are you working? (Full time/part time/none) 3
What is your ethnicity? 3
Do you have a disability/learning difficulty? 3
Do you need student support? 3
What makes you interested in the level 3 business studies course? 3
Conclusion 3

Answer: In this report I am going to be interpreting my findings from...


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Question: Unit 10: Market Research in Business
Business BTEC Diploma Level 3
City of Bristol College

P1: Describe types of market research.

P2: Explain how different market research methods have been used to make a marketing decision within a selected situation or business.

M1: Explain, with examples, how different market research methods are appropriate to assist different marketing situations.

P3: Plan market research for a selected product/service using appropriate methods of data collection.

M2: Explain the reasons for choosing the particular method of data collection for a selected product/service.

Answer: P1: Describe types of market research Executive Summary P1 In this report...


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Question: Level 3 NVQ Certificate/Diploma in Business and Administration
Unit 112 Use occupational health and safety guidelines when using keyboards

Outcome 1: Understand the purpose of occupational health and safety procedures when using keyboards and workstation care and maintenance
1.1 State occupational health and safety guidelines in relation to using keyboards
1.2 Explain the purpose of following occupational health and safety guidelines for using keyboards
1.3 Describe how to position fingers, wrists, forearms and back in relation to the equipment being used
1.4 Describe procedures for workstation care and maintenance

Answer: 1.1 - When you do any task it is important to make...


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Question: Unit 229 Administer human resources records
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration

Outcome 1: Understand procedures for meeting and welcoming visitors
1.1 Describe different reasons for people visiting a business, their requirements and how their needs may be met

1.2 Explain the purpose of dealing with visitors promptly and courteously

1.3 Explain the purpose of presenting a positive image of self and the organisation

1.4 Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures when dealing with visitors, including own responsibilities

1.5 Describe different types of problems that may occur with visitors including, conflict and aggression

1.6 Describe ways of dealing with different problems when to refer them to an appropriate colleague

1.7 Explain the purpose of communicating with visitors

1.8 Describe organisation structures and communication channels within the organisation

Answer: 1.1 - People visit an organisation for many different reasons. At ___we...


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  • Subject: Business Studies
  • Course: Business Studies
  • Level: A-Level
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  • Words: 1807
  • Date submitted: July 03, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2007
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  • Date submitted: December 27, 2015
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  • Date submitted: June 01, 2014
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