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    Ahhh this exam is going to be so long!
    I need to discuss the case study with people, and go over the strategic decision methods and see which ones are the best for the case study?
    Also the advantages and disadvantages of the methods?
    Anyone does th case study on Trever and his super market want to discuss and share notes?
    HELP!!
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    I'd like to talk it over with someone at some point!
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    Yeah would you like to start with what you think will come up?
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    Sure, what do you think will turn up? I'm expecting a CPA, I hope it's not a decision tree! Also expecting Ansoff matrix questions and calculations of ARR.
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    I think them topics will definitely turn up however how do you think ANSOFF MATRIX is related to the case study 'green gages'? I also think a question will come up on what option Trevor should choose and we would have to aanswer using the investment techniques
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    (Original post by tala121)
    I think them topics will definitely turn up however how do you think ANSOFF MATRIX is related to the case study 'green gages'? I also think a question will come up on what option Trevor should choose and we would have to aanswer using the investment techniques
    Hm, I dunno. I don' think the Ansoff Matrix is RELATED, but it doesn't mean they won't chuck it in there. If there is a question it will probably just be a table asking you to fill in the bits.

    What do you mean by investment techniques, what different ones are there? I don't think we'll need to do that. It's about expanding, not investing really, you will only have to quote the numbers not talk about investment techniques I think.

    Anything else you think will turn up? Do we need to know calculations for Labour Productivity and all of those little annoying sums or are they given to us?
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    Hey guys,

    I think something to do with human resource managment will come up coz in the case study they talk about the different managers in the uni shop and the station shop. Also I think they will give us some more figures in the exam to work out net present value, breakeven analysis, margin of safety. The main things that will f*ck you up on the exam is the 15-20 mark evaluation questions on the decision of the option and the analysis of implementing. If any one has any notes to share i'd much appreciate it.
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    Same As, Im SCARED about this exam not even 1% revision done
    anyone able to share notes and HELP?!?!?!
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    Well i think as in the casestudy it mentions trever wants an ear;y retirement you could say that the paypack period would be the best option as it shows how you get the money the quickest. Also how would you relate the investment techniques to the option he would choose?
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    oooo and how do you guys think Porters strategy will come up?
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    I think something to do with marketing strategies will come up. Also ARR and all the math stuff.
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    I done this exam last summer and came out with a D first time i took it which is ok i guess as i still got C for whole applied business A level and was only 39 UMS from B grade which is why im re-taking this yr . Also i got an A & B grade in my A2 coursework overall last yr.


    I think Ansoff will come up as trevor used it to increase his growth by using new product development via creating 2 new exotic specialist lines this showed growth through this strategy that proved to be obviously successful as it has allowed his profit margin to be 23% even during the economic downturn

    Alot of investment appraisal techniques will come up , i think NPV , CPA n maybe decision tree. Also ARR & Payback when selecting a an option will need to be evaluated in terms of usefulness.

    Porters could be used in the fact that trevor company is becoming very competitive especially in the case study whereby maybecks first discount supermarket will be opening within 1 mile.

    Benefits and drawbacks of contingency planning may be a question that is featured in exam. i,e "to what extent might contingency planning help trevor in running his company"

    ethical question may come up such as 'is it morally ethical for trevor to pay an extra £1 to his staff in the station ship in comparison to uni shop' this will prob be 2 marks though.

    May have to recommend a marketing strategy for trevor i.e. marketing objective, target audience, marketing mix (price, product, promotion, place) this would be like a 12 mark or so.


    Break-even may come up not sure how likely though.

    Sources of finance could come up i.e. which is best to fund his expansion choice.

    Stakeholder question - " what 3 stakeholders are within trevors business
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    1st time taking this exam, v.worried, just got a new teacher this year, with no previous experience, working for a car rental firm previously, so not exactly prepared for the exam which is now in 2 days!
    Human resource planning is bound to come up due to the hugggeee paragraph on about the managers of the shops etc and how trevor takes all hr by himself..but not sure what questions exactly would come up?
    Any advice on how to answer long questions at the end of the paper and revision tips or any ideas of possible questions which will come up?

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    To Be Honest, I think I found this exam much better than any other exam I've had for Business. This year's Unit 3 and 9 were quite simple if the work was put into to.
    They had a lot more Maths basied questions a long with them long 20 mark questions.

    Does anyone remember what they got the the PBP CPA and Ect.

    For PBP Option 1 I got 21 Months
    Option 2 I got 15 Months
    Potion 3 I got 4 Months

    And CPA Total Float was 6 Weeks.
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    For payback i got option 1 18months
    option 2 15 months
    and option 3 10 months
    found this exam quite difficult!
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    I got 18 months (after redoing it twice) > so im pretty sure abt that
    16 months :O i got this wrong.. jus realised how.
    8 months

    :O

    Also.. the network diagram looked dodgy. the third one said 10/16.. i was SURE it should've been 10/10 ??
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    This exam is always dodgy. Did it last year and someone in my class who should've got an A got an E! I swear they do it deliberately because they know we can pull up the marks with coursework.
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    I cant believe it im so disappointed i was predicted an A i got a C today.
    how did everyone else do?
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    83 - A
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    wow well done! how did you manage that?
 
 
 
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