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Is Anyone doing this exam?

I have the lack of past papers! Only section B is available on the past papers.

Does anyone have a good set of notes they could PLEASE upload here?
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I am, I have BS3 on Friday as well. Are you sitting BS3?

BS4 is a joke. There is no material at all for it apart from a dodgy spec paper, I'm just cramming from my text book.
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^ I got,

BS1 = 62/80
BS2 = 74/120 (Resat this in May, nice paper )
BS3 = 73/100
BS4 = I need 71+ (However If i do better on BS2 then I'll need less)

Aiming for a B.

I know, BS4 is a joke... the specimen was ok. I hate critical path!


Do you have any notes?
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^ I got,

BS1 = 62/80
BS2 = 74/120 (Resat this in May, nice paper )
BS3 = 73/100
BS4 = I need 71+ (However If i do better on BS2 then I'll need less)

Aiming for a B.

I know, BS4 is a joke... the specimen was ok. I hate critical path!


Do you have any notes?
I resat BS2, was a gift of a paper. Don't even start me off on critical path.

Do you have no notes at all? The only notes i've got are in my answer book/pad, plus my handwriting is terrible lol.
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I resat BS2, was a gift of a paper. Don't even start me off on critical path.

Do you have no notes at all? The only notes i've got are in my answer book/pad, plus my handwriting is terrible lol.
Well on BS3 i got 58% RAW marks, and that translated to 73/100 Which is amazing! Everyone found it hard, So I guess I did ok on a hard paper.

I like decision trees, but critical paths :mad:

Nope, I'm going to make notes tonight, and tomorrow. Then learn them off by heart. (My teacher gave us all the topics we need to learn).

And then I will just try those old Section B questions....
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Well on BS3 i got 58% RAW marks, and that translated to 73/100 Which is amazing! Everyone found it hard, So I guess I did ok on a hard paper.

I like decision trees, but critical paths :mad:

Nope, I'm going to make notes tonight, and tomorrow. Then learn them off by heart. (My teacher gave us all the topics we need to learn).

And then I will just try those old Section B questions....
Damn :|. Yeah you did well on BS3, my advice is look at the spec then just gather as many notes as you can off the internet. Most teachers use the net for their notes anyway. I am not looking forward to BS4 though it is a while off yet, I have 3 exams [inc. BS3] before it.
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Damn :|. Yeah you did well on BS3, my advice is look at the spec then just gather as many notes as you can off the internet. Most teachers use the net for their notes anyway. I am not looking forward to BS4 though it is a while off yet, I have 3 exams [inc. BS3] before it.
I bought a CGP Business A2 book.. I will make my notes from there. And our teachers gave us notes to.
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I bought a CGP Business A2 book.. I will make my notes from there. And our teachers gave us notes to.
CGP are actually pretty good imo, I use this book I got from Waterstones its got everything in it but a lot of it is waffle. Edit: Are you from Wales?
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Yeah.
I go to Cardiff High School.

You?
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Did Critical paths just now,
Not as bad as I thought!
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how are you lot preparing for the NPV/ARR/Payback and Decisiontreee/critical paths besdies specimen..

Can't find anything anywhere its killing me!
Really ***** up BS3 today so guna have to own BS4 =/

Need to get 67% to get my A and i dont think ill even get that.. onl got 67% in my original BS3 aswell.. hated it
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^

In the CGP book theres a tricky critical path question.

NPV/ARR/Payback I have just used the ONLY question there is... I suppose they cant really change the question much on that topic.

Decision trees, just from class notes...

I hope theres a nice 20 marker on interest rates/inflation/EU/Ansoff... one of those would be nice.

But I'm very worried about section A....
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In the CGP book theres a tricky critical path question.

NPV/ARR/Payback I have just used the ONLY question there is... I suppose they cant really change the question much on that topic.

Decision trees, just from class notes...

I hope theres a nice 20 marker on interest rates/inflation/EU/Ansoff... one of those would be nice.

But I'm very worried about section A....
ahh cheersf or that have to look up in my CGP

Im hoping for similar, I would Lovee an essay on Taxation or Globalistation, theres so many points you can do !
( i could not do 20 marks on ansoffs?s are you madd!? )

As for seciton A, tbh if you practice the Investment stuff and the CPA. The questions are likely yo be only like 8-10 mark questions. So you can blag your way around them imo
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Globalization?

Like SLEEPT?
Social/legal/environment/economic/polictical/technology ?

Yeah, maybe Ansoff might be an 10 marker on part A.
I hope these (or any of them) come up on part A

Decision Trees/Trade Unions....

What Investment stuff do you mean........?
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Ok, This is what I have done:

Looked at the BS4 Specification, and made notes to all the sections. (I will learn these off by heart)

I will look at all the past BS4 papers for the equivalent of the new section B.

Do you think that's enough?
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(Original post by whatajoker)
Ok, This is what I have done:

Looked at the BS4 Specification, and made notes to all the sections. (I will learn these off by heart)

I will look at all the past BS4 papers for the equivalent of the new section B.

Do you think that's enough?
Which of the old WJEC past papers have similar section B synoptic essays. Is it the old BS4 OR BS5 papers?
Thanks for your help!

I dont think CPA will come up as it was in specimen. I have a feeling decision trees will come up and investment appraisal
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investment appraisal came up in the specimen though didn't it? Q3.

Yeh the old BS4 are the new BS4 section B.
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Right so this is my next exam
What's everyone hoping will come up?
What I find kinda annoying is that the specimen paper is quite nice (the kind of questions I want to come up) but it seems unlikely that they will come up now.
And how are you revising for section B? Seems like just about anything could come up so I'm not sure how to prepare for it..
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Right so this is my next exam
What's everyone hoping will come up?
What I find kinda annoying is that the specimen paper is quite nice (the kind of questions I want to come up) but it seems unlikely that they will come up now.
And how are you revising for section B? Seems like just about anything could come up so I'm not sure how to prepare for it..

Same, tuesday ahhh

Only started reviisng for it today as had two exam yday =/

Totally agree with you teh specimen is exactly what id want, so probably goign to ask stuff on marketing plans which i hate

As far as revision, Im just doing the practice Investment appraisal and CPA etc
For rest of theory just me and my mates askign eachother question verbally like =/

But for section B im jsut going to remember the way to set out my answer and hope for best. Without actually doing essays, which i dont have time for, cant realyl practice

SECTION B-
-Define Key terms,
-Agree with statement, with 4 key points and examples for each
-Disagree with statement with 4 key points and examples for each
-Bring in other areas with 4 key points (Motivational theories, production methods, etc)
-Conclusion stating statement is good but other things are to
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Same, tuesday ahhh

Only started reviisng for it today as had two exam yday =/

Totally agree with you teh specimen is exactly what id want, so probably goign to ask stuff on marketing plans which i hate

As far as revision, Im just doing the practice Investment appraisal and CPA etc
For rest of theory just me and my mates askign eachother question verbally like =/

But for section B im jsut going to remember the way to set out my answer and hope for best. Without actually doing essays, which i dont have time for, cant realyl practice

SECTION B-
-Define Key terms,
-Agree with statement, with 4 key points and examples for each
-Disagree with statement with 4 key points and examples for each
-Bring in other areas with 4 key points (Motivational theories, production methods, etc)
-Conclusion stating statement is good but other things are to
What falls in the marketing plan section? I've probably revised it but given it a different name.... what sort of stuff? Like zero budgeting/incremental/negotiated/sales.....?

Yeah, I agree the Specimen was a nice paper.
I hope these come up (Obviously not all of them):

Section A

Decision Trees
Cost/Profit Centres
Price/Demand Elasticity
Outsourcing
Waste Management
Trade Unions (UCAS)
Employee participation (HRM - role in employees to keep them motivated)
Ways of measuring HRM success - Labour surpass/Accident rate/Absenteeism....
Ansoff Matrix
Test Marketing
+ Anything that came up in the specimen

Section B
Interest Rates/Euro/Inflation... that kind of stuff!




BTW - What is control empowerment? It's on the BS4 specification....
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