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Not too sure that I got an A on BUSS1, and if I did, I think it is very low. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips to get very high/full UMS on BUSS2, especially as it is 60% and I really want my highest mark to be in business!

Thanks very much
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Hi everybody,

Not too sure that I got an A on BUSS1, and if I did, I think it is very low. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips to get very high/full UMS on BUSS2, especially as it is 60% and I really want my highest mark to be in business!

Thanks very much
Do A LOT of pastpapers, do your own further research e.g. read business articles online, this could actually help you gain more info about businesses not just the basic info you get from your revision book. Also, for the 15 mark questions, make sure you mentioned data in your answer, because when you do your own calculations that actually gains you 3-4 extra marks

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Heya! BUSS1 for me didn't go so well because of time But here are tips to help you ace that exam..

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...buss2-top-tips
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You probably know the basics, but i'll just say state a few reminders so that you won't forget (I need to do this myself sometimes as well)
The Exam Skill SUPER IMPORTANT!!!

1.Check out examiner's report's, to see what people are doing wrong so that you don't make that mistake.

2.Practise calculations again and again and again!

3.Watch the time! I ran out of time for this BUSS1 paper, and I think I'm going to have to resit next year, because of time

4.HIghlight keypoints, numbers and to gain application READ THE CASE STUDY.

5.Shine in 15 mark questions! Read this: http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...ing-evaluation Usually Evaluation is 5 marks and REMEMBER: DON'T STATE A NEW POINT, but say the point you've said from your paragraphs!

6.When making your points, go into REAL DETAIL. This is where you get loads of marks, and also when you weight up the BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS (ANALYSIS).

7.Overall, I think you'll do fine. Just relax, practise loads and you'll get that HIGH A!!

More useful links:
http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...misconceptions

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...n-and-analysis

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...m-skills-buss2

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...onable-or-good

This might be useful! (for you!)
http://www.mrgoodacre.com/uploads/1/...sion_notes.pdf

And relax ;D, breathe, chin up and don't stress!
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Don't worry, I'm nervous too and I want to get an A and i've been upset with BUSS1, even though it was the most easiest UNIT out of all!! :O
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Btw unit 2 is hugely important. Its the highest out of all the units
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Heya! BUSS1 for me didn't go so well because of time But here are tips to help you ace that exam..

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...buss2-top-tips
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You probably know the basics, but i'll just say state a few reminders so that you won't forget (I need to do this myself sometimes as well)
The Exam Skill SUPER IMPORTANT!!!

1.Check out examiner's report's, to see what people are doing wrong so that you don't make that mistake.

2.Practise calculations again and again and again!

3.Watch the time! I ran out of time for this BUSS1 paper, and I think I'm going to have to resit next year, because of time

4.HIghlight keypoints, numbers and to gain application READ THE CASE STUDY.

5.Shine in 15 mark questions! Read this: http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...ing-evaluation Usually Evaluation is 5 marks and REMEMBER: DON'T STATE A NEW POINT, but say the point you've said from your paragraphs!

6.When making your points, go into REAL DETAIL. This is where you get loads of marks, and also when you weight up the BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS (ANALYSIS).

7.Overall, I think you'll do fine. Just relax, practise loads and you'll get that HIGH A!!

More useful links:
http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...misconceptions

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...n-and-analysis

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...m-skills-buss2

http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...onable-or-good

This might be useful! (for you!)
http://www.mrgoodacre.com/uploads/1/...sion_notes.pdf

And relax ;D, breathe, chin up and don't stress!
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Don't worry, I'm nervous too and I want to get an A and i've been upset with BUSS1, even though it was the most easiest UNIT out of all!! :O
Oh wow thank you you absolute legend!! I worried with BUSS1 I would overcomplicate it but turns out I think I just undercomplicated it! Gah!


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Do A LOT of pastpapers, do your own further research e.g. read business articles online, this could actually help you gain more info about businesses not just the basic info you get from your revision book. Also, for the 15 mark questions, make sure you mentioned data in your answer, because when you do your own calculations that actually gains you 3-4 extra marks

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Ah thanks!! Especially about the calculations, I think this is where I fell down on BUSS1! Thanks everybody
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Oh wow thank you you absolute legend!! I worried with BUSS1 I would overcomplicate it but turns out I think I just undercomplicated it! Gah!




Ah thanks!! Especially about the calculations, I think this is where I fell down on BUSS1! Thanks everybody
You're welcome So did I but don't worry lots of practise will get your where you want to go . Look for the no. they give you and work on them from there
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You're welcome So did I but don't worry lots of practise will get your where you want to go . Look for the no. they give you and work on them from there
Anybody got any revision resources? For content and calculations? Also exam technique for each question? How to answer each question of the case study? Thanks
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Has anyone got the exam technique for all the questions? Like how to structure each question? Thanks :-)
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Anybody got any revision resources? For content and calculations? Also exam technique for each question? How to answer each question of the case study? Thanks
http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...buss2-top-tips

Tutor 2u has many useful resources just keep practising and you'll get there!
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Has anyone got the exam technique for all the questions? Like how to structure each question? Thanks :-)
USE:

POINT: One of the ways Sarah can reduce variable costs is by..

EVIDENCE (from the case study!): This can be done by ...(evidence from case study)

EXPLAIN(expand on your POINT of WHY and HOW): This way, reducing her variable cost will ....increasing her sales revenue
leading to higher profit margins..
ANALYSE (only analyse on a 15 marker and this is 5 marks) (advantages and disadvantages): However, if she reduces variable cost...

Source from tutor 2u ( http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...ng-exam-skills )

and use BLT and lots of connectives to expand on your paragraphs:
  1. Because
  2. Leading to
  3. Therefore (resulting in, leading to etc)

Example:
Explain one way in which John could reduce the risk of setting up his own businessOne way in which John could reduce the risk of setting up his own business is to form a limited company. This would reduce the risk Because it would give John unlimited liability Leading to Johns liability being limited to the amount that he has invested.Therefore, if the business failed he wouldn't risk losing his own personal possessions due to the protection of limited liability.'Such as seasoning' is a way to help students be in context. Many students use terms like 'raw materials' and variable costs' in their answers (for example, when looking at ways in which a business can reduce costs). Take the example below in relation to how Vue cinemas could increase their profits.One way in which view cinemas could increase their profits is by reducing their costs,such as popcorn. This is because if Vue bought cheaper popcorn it would lead to a reduction in their variable costs and therefore lead to an increase in their profit margins.Hope I helped . Otherwise check out tutor 2u!
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http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...buss2-top-tips

Tutor 2u has many useful resources just keep practising and you'll get there!
Same for what i mentioned above
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USE:

POINT: One of the ways Sarah can reduce variable costs is by..

EVIDENCE (from the case study!): This can be done by ...(evidence from case study)

EXPLAIN(expand on your POINT of WHY and HOW): This way, reducing her variable cost will ....increasing her sales revenue
leading to higher profit margins..
ANALYSE (only analyse on a 15 marker and this is 5 marks) (advantages and disadvantages): However, if she reduces variable cost...

Source from tutor 2u ( http://beta.tutor2u.net/business/blo...ng-exam-skills )

and use BLT and lots of connectives to expand on your paragraphs:
  1. Because
  2. Leading to
  3. Therefore (resulting in, leading to etc)
Example:
Explain one way in which John could reduce the risk of setting up his own businessOne way in which John could reduce the risk of setting up his own business is to form a limited company. This would reduce the risk Because it would give John unlimited liability Leading to Johns liability being limited to the amount that he has invested.Therefore, if the business failed he wouldn't risk losing his own personal possessions due to the protection of limited liability.'Such as seasoning' is a way to help students be in context. Many students use terms like 'raw materials' and variable costs' in their answers (for example, when looking at ways in which a business can reduce costs). Take the example below in relation to how Vue cinemas could increase their profits.One way in which view cinemas could increase their profits is by reducing their costs,such as popcorn. This is because if Vue bought cheaper popcorn it would lead to a reduction in their variable costs and therefore lead to an increase in their profit margins.Hope I helped . Otherwise check out tutor 2u!
Thank you so much
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD68aQNZQ9c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-x4k8WTZMM
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Thank you so much
no problem. Practise as many past papers as you can . Best of luck everyone!
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hey guys,

What is the main difference between analyse and evaluation?
Like what do they specifically want in the analysis questions? and same for evaluation

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Found these useful, cheers
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Found these useful, cheers
No problem
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Hi everybody,

Not too sure that I got an A on BUSS1, and if I did, I think it is very low. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips to get very high/full UMS on BUSS2, especially as it is 60% and I really want my highest mark to be in business!

Thanks very much
Same I messed up on BUSS1 because of poor timing but need to get an high A in BUSS2 which means the final grade can possibly be an A
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so basically what your saying if you point evidence explain with knowledge and analyse this could get you a high grade
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so basically what your saying if you point evidence explain with knowledge and analyse this could get you a high grade
Will get you in the top levels straight away, as long as you are in context all throughout your answer, and in the high mark questions you make a valid judgement which has been equally weighed up
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