Any tips on how to approach business 1 / 2? I got a C last year in both and am retaking both hoping for an A grade. Any tips on hitting GdAp/GdAn/GdEv?
Are you referring to the BUSS1 and BUSS2 exams by AQA?
On this basis, I'll assume that you are. I've attempted many past papers and have gotten them marked by one of my teachers and I've had multiple problems in the past with it too! Tutor2u is a great resource to use, it has certain articles sometimes that talk about essay structure if you know where to look for it.
A good device they use is called BLT, which I find a really handy technique. BLT is an acronym for 'Because, Leading to, and Therefore'.
When you are writing your essay it's good to follow this structure after making your point and giving your evidence. After you explain your evidence you talk about the effect it has on the Business and why it happens (This is your B in the acronym).
Then you go on further to talk about what the effect could lead to. So when you explain what happens to the business because of the effect it has you talk about what this then leads on to. So this bit would be your next letter, L.Typically when you write about what this leads to you should explain again why it happens as you're explaining to the examiner why it has happened and this comes down to the strength of your analysis (GAN).
Then when you come down to your summary, you want to be using Therefore! So you replicate your original point that you made and explain very VERY VERY briefly why/how it affects the Business.
So in very simple terms BLT can be used to illustrate your good analysis however you may struggle on how to get your GAP. Notice through the methods of my explanation I always talk about 'the business'? It's pretty straight forward. Your picking up relevant points you make through the story and you relate it to the business. DO NOT make yourself sound like a textbook! It can be very nerve-racking to just think of the technical theories that you can put down. Try to relate every point you have about the business and how it will affect their options/choices they make. The examiner is looking at how you can relate it to the particular individual you're given to study.
That's that really, it should be plain and simple; nothing complex!!! Make sure you get your teacher to peer assess your work frequently and make sure they do it very critically. Hope all goes well with your exam. As I mentioned earlier this is presumed on the basis that you're taking BUSS1 & BUSS2 exams. Hope this helps!
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can someone tell me if this essay would be good for full marks for the analyse question? An income budget is the agreed planned sales of a business over a particular period of time. There could be quite a few problem with Akanni being able to produce an accurate income budget in option B. But why? Essentially there is not fixed guarantee on the level of demand for his products i.e. he is just relies on word of mouth advertising. He knows there is a demand for his product amongst his family and those gluten intolerant however it is insufficient as there is no numerical data to produce a income budget i.e. to show how sales revenue he would make ( how many products will actually be sold). This is not helped by the fact he has no experience making his income budget of sales being between £360,000 in the first year too £500,000. These seem highly unrealistic and seem to come from no where therefore making it difficult for him to budget the income correctly once again. In addition to this he has no market research actually correlating to the level of price or a numerical level of price in which people are likely to pay if he sold the products directly further adding to the difficult of forming an income budget. Since if he does not have any idea of the most probable level of price at people are willing to pay how can he form a income budget since he would not know if people would buy it. There is also the factor he does not know if consumer like his products or not. I.e. they may be desperate for his products i.e. gluten free but when they taste his products and they taste of poo well there will be a major negative change in the tastes of consumers towards his products in which case the demand of his products will fall sharly= less quantity of units sold hence affecting the total sales revenue and therefore the income budget. This changing in the tastes itself makes it difficult to draw up the income budget too since as he has no identified the consumers tastes therefore cannot predict whether they will sell.
When people say about content marks I have numerously read everyone say just state things from the case study. But every markscheme I have read said you can mark two points from the case study but if your points are well developed and in context and relate back to the question u can get full marks...dont just list things from the case study..