i thought paper 1 was much easier did anyone else mess up the maths questions and or not have time to finish the 20 marker. i finished paper 1 with time to spare
AQA AS level Business 19th and 23rd May 2016 Watch
- 24-05-2016 20:20
- 24-05-2016 20:39
(Original post by ThatGooner)
- 24-05-2016 21:04
Personally, I think the length of time in proportion to question length is a bit ridiculous on paper 2. If it's 1 mark per minute, then you're left with 10 minutes of thinking time and case study annotation. I can just about do a 16 mark in the allotted time so it's tough to get it all done. Managed quite well, though, I thought. Only bit I didn't finish was the second half of my conclusion for the 20-marker.
- 24-05-2016 21:28
on the 20 mark question did you write about it within the context of the case study or in general terms?
- 24-05-2016 22:30
Here are the ones I remember. I've got pretty bad marks before so this is probably extremely incorrect :')
-64000 for the breakeven
-For the other equation the biggest number - the smaller ones
4) Outsourcing is where a company hire/work with another external company
-Mind Candy don't have to buy the machinery, land or staff to do the job, less expenisve as not worth investing in
-Company may know how to market the products which mean that the company won't lose potential investment in wrong marketing
-His share prices would rise if the company became bigger, making personal profit
-It allows the company to be innovative which can create a more profitable business, and it did with Moshi Monsters
For question 6 (I'm 99% sure I got this all wrong)
-Private means quick decision making. So if a trend is coming into place it means that the company can respond to this and attract customers, whereas in public decision making is a lot longer
-Private = Liable
Public = unliable, public is therefore better
Conclusion: private is better due to decisions
For the motivational theory one I did:
-Definition of motivational theory
-Hackman and Oldman share values that were in figure 1, and how having those values alongside H&O theory shows what motivates workers
-But money is used in businesses with unchallenging jobs, which goes against job satisfaction that H&O believe in
-Conclusion that money isn't good because of H&O
For the 20 marker my teachers said to do a definition, two for one point and one for a contrasting point, and a conclusion. So I did:
-Definition of ethics (Along the lines of morals and fair business)
-Point for it being the biggest influence: means they will have a good reputation to parents as unlike other games they will feel safe knowing their child won't be paying extra with sneaky tactics
-Against (1) By being ethical could loose potential revenue that competitors will have gotten through being unethical, and competitors can then put that back into their product
-Against (2) Other influences are more important, and focusing on ethnic influences could mean influences such as competition overthrow them
-Conclusion of why it shouldn't be the main influence.
Can't remember the last question, and also why was there a figure on staff!?
- 24-05-2016 22:51
- 24-05-2016 23:34
**** me completely mis read the motivation question and didnt mention any of the old pretentious farts and their models.
- 22-09-2016 12:29