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AQA A Level Business Paper 2 - 9 Jun 2022 [Exam Chat]

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How was the exam?
Original post by NathanR23
How was the exam?

a lot easier than paper 1
It was really easy.
Bro why is everyone saying this... I found the first paper TONS easier and personally I think this is the hardest Business paper I've done (including past papers). I dunno, maybe I'm over reacting in thinking I've done terribly?
Original post by Tristan Tse
Bro why is everyone saying this... I found the first paper TONS easier and personally I think this is the hardest Business paper I've done (including past papers). I dunno, maybe I'm over reacting in thinking I've done terribly?


Which questions did you find difficult?
Original post by Defrsan4
Which questions did you find difficult?

Idk I don't think it was the questions rly ig, just my mind was kinda in a mess. I knew what to write down but to me the questions were confusing (I understood what they asked of me) but in the end like yk how u usually have a set way to write an essay, like my mind just couldn't figure out how to word or structure it lol
So what did everyone write about the question about ventures? And any answers for the calculations on lead time, re order eleven etc
I got 4 as lead time and 350 units as daily usage
Original post by Minmin1234
So what did everyone write about the question about ventures? And any answers for the calculations on lead time, re order eleven etc

The calculations were easy I think. Just like 350 per day, lead time was like 4 days or sum? And reorder was like 5250 right? Ventures bit I struggled on cuz I didn't rly look at it for more than a minute lmao, but it was just basically senior managers probably alr have the lower 3 deficiency needs, self esteem and actualisation comes from the venture which allows them to extend their skills etc and take on a challenging role and basically be part of something important to both companies. Other bit was just ventures can have high rewards but are often very risky and isn't a sustainable method of growth for all businesses basically.
I got the same for the calculations :smile:
What did you get for the market share maths q - I got 87.6% (I think)??
And what did you do for price elasticity q (I did black tea was elastic and herbal was inelastic)
Original post by lucy0505
I got the same for the calculations :smile:
What did you get for the market share maths q - I got 87.6% (I think)??
And what did you do for price elasticity q (I did black tea was elastic and herbal was inelastic)

87? I got like around the 70%s ? Idk I mightve done it wrong. Ye those r correct. Do u think that they shouldve launched a new tea brand based on the information?
Original post by Tristan Tse
87? I got like around the 70%s ? Idk I mightve done it wrong. Ye those r correct. Do u think that they shouldve launched a new tea brand based on the information?


I also got 70% because it asked for the market share of the top 4 businesses not all the listed businesses
What did you guys put for the Reliability is the most important factor when a business is choosing a supplier 16 markers?
Yeah I think I messed up the market share one because I added missed a miscalculated the total sales in the market whoops.
For tea brand one I said No:
P1 - No: sales volume declining overall - rapid decline may not be sustainable etc (with a depends on point)
P2 - Yes if it an ethically sourced tea; Pukka 15.4% increase and the 62% considering ethics is most important factor - market share implications etc. (With a depends on point)
Conclusion - No overall - optimum resource mix - established tea brand vs non established tea brand - too risky?
Depends on target market - if they create a herbal tea and target at women (32% women like health tea) may be more successful to launch But more importantly, overall no because of (acc can’t remember what I put for the overall No part?)
Point 1 - no it’s not the most important factor. Quality more important for DT - B2B if specialised circuits - brand loyalty and adding value from high quality raw materials… means premium prices can be set with a depends on point

Point 2 - yes it’s the most important factor for all businesses eg restaurant such as San Carlo with perishable goods - need to match supply to demand so need to have the ingredients in - lead times quick as food goes mouldy - therefore reliability most important to gain promotion via mouth Depends on core coptencies (pramad and hamel) perhaps speed of response most important eg delivery companies like Fedex so speed of suppliers important

Conc - overall no because different businesses have different needs. Global businesses; barllet and goshal location is most important factor - especially if exchange rates are flucinating
Depends on - small domestic business - reliability to gain market share and better service quality?
More importantly- I can’t remember my overall point? It was something along the lines of we can’t generalise?



Original post by Defrsan4
What did you guys put for the Reliability is the most important factor when a business is choosing a supplier 16 markers?
@lucy hey have you got snap or something i would like to dicuss the paper in more detail with you if thats alright
Original post by Defrsan4
What did you guys put for the Reliability is the most important factor when a business is choosing a supplier 16 markers?

Reliability is definitely important but not the most. Tho u could argue Reliability is so broad, being reliable can be being on time, being flexible, etc so u could also argue it is the most important. I argued for the former since some businesses may use multiple suppliers and have backups or suppliers may provide very similar services so regardless of Reliability they can receive the same quality or whatever for the same price elsewhere. Plus some businesses who do like mass customisation or maybe just in time may prefer flexibility. I mean so long as u justify it well it'll be fine
Original post by lucy0505
Yeah I think I messed up the market share one because I added missed a miscalculated the total sales in the market whoops.
For tea brand one I said No:
P1 - No: sales volume declining overall - rapid decline may not be sustainable etc (with a depends on point)
P2 - Yes if it an ethically sourced tea; Pukka 15.4% increase and the 62% considering ethics is most important factor - market share implications etc. (With a depends on point)
Conclusion - No overall - optimum resource mix - established tea brand vs non established tea brand - too risky?
Depends on target market - if they create a herbal tea and target at women (32% women like health tea) may be more successful to launch But more importantly, overall no because of (acc can’t remember what I put for the overall No part?)

Yeah I think I put roughly the same, especially cuz the top 4 hold like 70%+ of market share so its a p competitive market for a new entrant. Overall no but it could perhaps be possible for ones who do health teas and target niche markets and ethics etc.
Original post by Tristan Tse
The calculations were easy I think. Just like 350 per day, lead time was like 4 days or sum? And reorder was like 5250 right? Ventures bit I struggled on cuz I didn't rly look at it for more than a minute lmao, but it was just basically senior managers probably alr have the lower 3 deficiency needs, self esteem and actualisation comes from the venture which allows them to extend their skills etc and take on a challenging role and basically be part of something important to both companies. Other bit was just ventures can have high rewards but are often very risky and isn't a sustainable method of growth for all businesses basically.

Ooo okay yes I got the same calculation answers which is good and yeah unfortunately the only bad question was the one on ventures which I forgot what it meant so I was talking all about merging businesses ahhh I wrote soo much for it as well so I’m guessing I’d have lost most marks for it:frown:

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