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# OCR Business Studies F297 2016 - VGL Case Study watch

1. (Original post by katie1123)
For the TSA,I only filled in the blocks because I couldn't do it. I put 123 and then something like 89, was this wrong? I then added up the variations for q3 and then divided by three. Would this get me any marks at all?? Or was it all wrong or irrelevant
I'm certainly no expert with TSA but yeah i got 123 the trend too i think. I also remember having 89 in my answer but can't remember where haha and yes adding the quarters and dividing is right and should get a mark for that but then i think you had to plot the trends on the map to find Q3? I'm really unsure but we seem to have got some things right anyway.
2. (Original post by GFEFC1)
I'm certainly no expert with TSA but yeah i got 123 the trend too i think. I also remember having 89 in my answer but can't remember where haha and yes adding the quarters and dividing is right and should get a mark for that but then i think you had to plot the trends on the map to find Q3? I'm really unsure but we seem to have got some things right anyway.
Hopefully that will get me four marks maybe, I think I did okay everywhere else but I am worried that has brought me down, I really wanted a B but i've never been good at calculations.
3. (Original post by katie1123)
Hopefully that will get me four marks maybe, I think I did okay everywhere else but I am worried that has brought me down, I really wanted a B but i've never been good at calculations.
You may have got more than 4 but i don't know how marks are allocated for maths questions... 13 marks available but there was not 13 answers if that makes sense and ahh no worries.
4. What did people get for Q3 2016? (The TSA question) Because a bunch of people in my class got different answers..
5. (Original post by Twincyclone)
What did people get for Q3 2016? (The TSA question) Because a bunch of people in my class got different answers..
210.8 OR 212.. can't remember, you?
6. I got something like 127, but then I couldn't remember how to do it at the time.. I have a friend who got 212 though.
7. Think I got 211.5
8. (Original post by KatieC97)
Hi everyone,

Has anyone seen the pre-release case study for this year for the OCR a level in Business Studies? If so what do you think of it?

Thanks Guys!

How did everyone find the exam??
9. (Original post by Allytodd97)
What did people put in their last essay? Which was how can VGL improve their performance (without entering textiles market). I found that the hardest question.
I put that their strategy could be to improve their efficiency, probably wrong though aha
10. Does anybody know the number for the marketing exam? Is it f295 or something? Time to start revising for Wednesday's business exam now....
11. (Original post by Twincyclone)
What did people get for Q3 2016? (The TSA question) Because a bunch of people in my class got different answers..
everyone I spoke to got 113.33 I think
12. (Original post by Allytodd97)
Does anybody know the number for the marketing exam? Is it f295 or something? Time to start revising for Wednesday's business exam now....
Marketing is F293
13. How did you find out the TSA answer? Did you have to do a line of best fit because I didn't do that
14. for the first question I got 113.3, but im not sure if I did the graph right

for the follow up essay I did about how TSA doesn't show why the trend is happening and due to increasing competition and spot markets, trends aren't going to continue / be reliable, then evaluated SWOT and ansoffs matrix as other decision tools

for the economic growth essay I wrote about how a strong pound would affect their exports and thus revenue, how LT would be harder to keep down due to more job opportunities, that 2 contracts would be easier as consumer confidence goes up, and how the charity objective wouldn't be much affected as that doesn't depend much on economic stability and can be reached easily and inexpensively

for the diversify question I wrote about break even, the reliability of their numbers and how far off 200 tonnes a week is from the B/E of 10 tonnes a week, how they haven't done much research, the opp. cost of storing it all, the quality of the textiles being poor so landfill costs, then concluded that it would mean losing focus on the 4 objectives but it doesn't matter cos they'll (hopefully) be making loads of DOLLAAAA

and then the last question I wrote about training to minimise contamination, all that stuff. then counter argued that workers aren't the issue but the lower socio economic groups, so educate in schools about recycling
then concluded and evaluated saying that VGL are already doing pretty well for themselves, so they don't necessarily need to look at doing anything else EXTRA

I was really pushed for time and after reading this thread I'm really worried that ive written all the wrong stuff lol
15. (Original post by Oliver_1_2)
Marketing is F293
Thankyou! Are you taking this exam also? How are you revising for it?
16. (Original post by Allytodd97)
Thankyou! Are you taking this exam also? How are you revising for it?
Yep! And I haven't really done loads yet, focusing more on my other subjects for now! But I've gone through a few of the past papers and just going to make sure I know information like types of promotion, pricing strategies etc
17. For the first question, did you have to complete the graph?? I got a bit confused because it said 'using the incomplete graph' and didn't exactly state you have to complete the graph. But then I thought 13 marks was too much just to find the value for Q3
18. For the TSA question you had to draw the line of best fit and find the number at 2016 Q3. You then had to add this number to the figure you found earlier when you added the Q3 CV figures and divided them by 3 I got something like 212 (1.dp) I think
19. (Original post by Jordandakota)
For the TSA analysis question you had to draw the line of best fit and find the number at 2016 Q3. You then had to add this number to the figure you found earlier when you added thoe Q3 CV figures and divided them by 3 I got something like 212 (1.dp) I think
I didn't do that
20. (Original post by lucy112233)
I didn't do that
It seems like a lot of people missed out on this one My teacher went over it so many times with us and it was in the APT guide also

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