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    Can anyone help me with GPM (Gross Profit Margin)? What would be a low GPM and why is it important?


    Also what does Net Profit Value actual work out (and importance).

    Thanks!
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    For CPA, do they require you to work out any missing figures they might of not put in? I dont know how to really work out the EST's and LFT's tbh, but i know how to work out the critical path... =/
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    (Original post by Indyy)
    For CPA, do they require you to work out any missing figures they might of not put in? I dont know how to really work out the EST's and LFT's tbh, but i know how to work out the critical path... =/
    From what I remember from the January 2013 exam, they didn't, but I could be wrong. I hated that question. Considering it came up in the last exam hopefully it won't come up again, I've been through all the past papers and nothing has come up twice in a row.
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    (Original post by laurenculver24)
    From what I remember from the January 2013 exam, they didn't, but I could be wrong. I hated that question. Considering it came up in the last exam hopefully it won't come up again, I've been through all the past papers and nothing has come up twice in a row.
    Oh cool.

    Do you know what themes/questions came up in Jan?
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    (Original post by Indyy)
    Oh cool.

    Do you know what themes/questions came up in Jan?
    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...W-QP-JUN10.PDF

    Question 3.
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    Just want this exam to be over with...........
    I think BUSS4 is more interesting and is easier to a certain extent, I really just want to start revising that tbh lol
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    (Original post by Indyy)
    Yeah, i've been using Tutor2U's revision presentations and the textbook just to get the content in. I've practised a decent amount on ratios/investment appraisal, but i really need to answer a few exam questions.

    Erm, with Section B you just have to make sure that for each chapter, you have business examples to use in your answer. You need around 4-5. I think i used 3 in my section B answer though.

    Also, when i did this exam in June, i answered the question directly with Business examples and it ended up sounding like a story so i got a D grade. You only use business examples to back up your point. Tutor2U have a really good structure in one of their blogs. I used that structure and moved my D grade to a mark of an A in January.

    I posted my revision folder for BUSS4 in the BUSS4 thread with loads of business examples for section B, and loads of other things such as notes, and structure. Take a look if you can find it.
    Sorry to intrude lol but I'm really struggling with BUSS3&4!!! And I can't seem to find your BUSS4 revision folder. Do you think you could e-mail it to me if you possibly still have it?
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    (Original post by will2348)
    I reckon 18 because they all use to be 10, and then on recent papers they've made them 18, I don't know, haha. I can't even remember how to answer ten markers, is it literally definition, and then two chains of arguments worth of analysis and that's it?

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    yeah, pretty much. No evaluation needed for the 10 marker.
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    (Original post by laurenculver24)
    Can anyone help me with GPM (Gross Profit Margin)? What would be a low GPM and why is it important?


    Also what does Net Profit Value actual work out (and importance).

    Thanks!
    Do you mean Net Present Value? Net present value is the value of a project assuming all future returns are discounted to what they would be worth if you had them now, which is always less than their face value. This can happen due to inflation/depreciation.
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    (Original post by LolaAdrian)
    Sorry to intrude lol but I'm really struggling with BUSS3&4!!! And I can't seem to find your BUSS4 revision folder. Do you think you could e-mail it to me if you possibly still have it?
    http://www.2shared.com/file/4D5dZ5aC/BUSS4.html
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    So in Jan 2013 the topics were:
    - Effective Employee/Employer relations
    - Lean production (CPA)
    - Developing and Implementing Marketing Plans.

    ^ Is that correct? Also, nothing has come up twice in a row... yet.
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    (Original post by CharlieTT)
    Do you mean Net Present Value? Net present value is the value of a project assuming all future returns are discounted to what they would be worth if you had them now, which is always less than their face value. This can happen due to inflation/depreciation.
    They were two separate questions haha, I don't think I made it clear.

    And thanks, I need to try and practice discounted factors... have a weird feeling they might come up.
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    so the exam is tomorrow. has anyones teachers made any predicitions as to what may come up. PLEASE HELP.
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    (Original post by fats_12)
    so the exam is tomorrow. has anyones teachers made any predicitions as to what may come up. PLEASE HELP.
    someone said location, a couple people in my class think ARR. It's likely that there will be more finance than January's paper - considering there was hardly any
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    does anyone have any good 18 marker examples?
    And secondly how do you evaluate? it sounds like such a stupid question, but is it basically saying that this is good because... however... overall..

    or is evaluation just simply your conclusion and concluding sentence at the end of paragraphs?
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    (Original post by sofiax0)
    does anyone have any good 18 marker examples?
    And secondly how do you evaluate? it sounds like such a stupid question, but is it basically saying that this is good because... however... overall..

    or is evaluation just simply your conclusion and concluding sentence at the end of paragraphs?
    There are some examples on AQA's website.

    To conclude, I think you choose what one factor is most significant. For example, if the question was "What are the most important factors towards the marketing budget?", you would conclude by saying what factor is the most significant towards the budget (use words like risk, outweighs etc)
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    (Original post by fats_12)
    so the exam is tomorrow. has anyones teachers made any predicitions as to what may come up. PLEASE HELP.
    There's been word going round that there'll be Investment Appraisal (Finance) and Location (Operations). Not sure what it'll be for HR/Marketing though.
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    10 marker - Define key word, 2 chunky paragraphs

    18 marker - Intro, 2 points, conclusion (Do you add another paragraph? Not sure)

    34 marker - Intro, 3 paragraphs (1 F, 2 A or 2 F 1 A), conclusion (recommendation?)

    Is this right? I'm kind of confused.
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    (Original post by laurenculver24)
    10 marker - Define key word, 2 chunky paragraphs

    18 marker - Intro, 2 points, conclusion (Do you add another paragraph? Not sure)

    34 marker - Intro, 3 paragraphs (1 F, 2 A or 2 F 1 A), conclusion (recommendation?)

    Is this right? I'm kind of confused.
    Basically right. If possible you could have 2F, 2A for the 34 Marker but it isn't needed really.
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    Anyone got any idea what will come up?
    Got a feeling it's gonna be ratios as you couldn't use these much in jan!
 
 
 
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