# Aqa business studies unit 3 2016

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
1. Hey i didn't see a thread for this so thought i would create one!

I'm really nervous about this paper because I'm bad at doing calculations and investment appraisal but i am stronger with the 18 and 34 markers as i think i am better at essays.

Im acc quite worried. does anyone know or have a rough idea of the maximum mark i could get if i cant or do some of the calculations wrong?

and also what is likely to come up in this years paper?

Id be very grateful xx
2. did anyone else find this paper horrible?!

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3. I thought it was okay. What did you say and what calculations did you use?
4. I thought it was horrible as well! So much harder than past papers I have done!
5. what did people get for payback and AAR as well as gearing
6. (Original post by shepherd018)
what did people get for payback and AAR as well as gearing
I don't remember exactly but aar was 15.16% , gearing 41% something and the new one was 50%. Well I hope that's right what did you get?
7. (Original post by JazzyT17)
I don't remember exactly but aar was 15.16% , gearing 41% something and the new one was 50%. Well I hope that's right what did you get?
got the same gearing as you, but for ARR i got 16.82% and for payback got 3 years 9 months
8. (Original post by shepherd018)
got the same gearing as you, but for ARR i got 16.82% and for payback got 3 years 9 months
arr was 15.16 percent or something like that and payback was 3 years 28 days

guys made such a silly mistake on are

will i get marks for doing the following :
adding net cash flows up = 482

stating the formula

forgot to minus the 300 million from the 482 !!! so divided 482 by 4 then divided this by 300 million . 4 year old wouldn't even do that !
9. Can anyone tell me what tell put for question 2 please. I struggled on that.
10. What did you put for question 2 I struggled on that tbh. But the rest was ok.
11. [QUOTE=garyho;65776669]What did you put for question 2 I struggled on that tbh. But the rest was ok.[/QUOTE

for application used the table - profit compared to industry average and how the fact that the marketing director said they are making good progress ..

for against it - linked to corporate objective - xenon want high profit rapid profit . however profit only increased by small percentage from 2013 - 2014 ..

how many marks for question 3 you reckon i would get :

calculate gearing increase to 50 percent - explain significant of this

calculated correct payback

miscalculated arr

done decent evaluation
12. you should be able to get more then 11 marks with the calculation that normally is 6 marks for arr of 15.6% and pay back 3 years 28 days. but did you put the shareholder may not be investing in King PLC if share price falls as this may seem unattrictive to investiors as this could lead to poor inflow and may not be able to invest in the £300m. also if gearing increase this may affect investors as it will have a impact to the business having a high gearing. Also how did you get 50% of gearing ? i got 41.6%
13. (Original post by garyhoo)
you should be able to get more then 11 marks with the calculation that normally is 6 marks for arr of 15.6% and pay back 3 years 28 days. but did you put the shareholder may not be investing in King PLC if share price falls as this may seem unattrictive to investiors as this could lead to poor inflow and may not be able to invest in the £300m. also if gearing increase this may affect investors as it will have a impact to the business having a high gearing. Also how did you get 50% of gearing ? i got 41.6%

i got gearing to be 41.6 percent but then it will increase to 50 percent
because borrowing is a non current liability - as a result non current liabilities will increase to 1000 .

i calculated payback - how many marks would that be
made a mistake on arr by not subtracting 300 from 482 ??! .

Yes i talked about how potential liquidity problems via higher gearing may deter future investment into the company
14. (Original post by elliewaits2)
I thought it was horrible as well! So much harder than past papers I have done!
same I hated the paper as did everyone in my class I messed up pay back coz I got 3 years and 9 months an ARR I can't even remember

yeah it was really different to other past papers I felt there wasn't enough to write for the 18 marker

I think the gearing question should have been the 10 marker

I didn't finish and I know I failed

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15. I felt the same! Had more to write in the 10 market than the gearing question!
16. okay so on question two I misinterpreted the information and analysed the whole table from 2013-2015, as i didnt realise Thea came in in 2015 (assumed she came in in 2016). Whats the best and worse case scenario marks wise?
17. I did the same, and doubt it will make any difference to be honest
18. (Original post by elliewaits2)
I felt the same! Had more to write in the 10 market than the gearing question!
yes I feel exactly the same I don't think I even got a C tbh but I've always been more confident with unit 4 so hopefully I will do well in that but yeah I don't anticipate good results for me tbh

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19. I will guess about 4 to 5 marks if you show the working out you get marks.
20. (Original post by ChrissieRCooke)
okay so on question two I misinterpreted the information and analysed the whole table from 2013-2015, as i didnt realise Thea came in in 2015 (assumed she came in in 2016). Whats the best and worse case scenario marks wise?
yes same I forgot that she came in 2015 so I messed it up along with the whole paper

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