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How to get a A* in a level business

Hi, im in year 12 and am doing edexcel business studies a level, what is the best tips to achieve an A* and what is the best structure for 20 markers, 12 markers as I feel that's my worst
Reply 1
The best I can offer is to print out or download different past papers and answer them the best you can. Then download the answers and critically self mark the papers. See where you need improving on ,make notes and redo the papers until you're confident and go over the parts you're answering correct just so you don't forget anything.
Past papers with answers can also help you see which structures to follow.
You can usually find real past papers on the exam board website. Make sure you stick to the exam board you're taking as edexcel is known to be harder than aqa and ocr.

Buy some edexcel revision and question books as these can guide you on how to answer and structure questions
I'm not sure this is right but this is how I structure my 20 markers:
e.g. Evaluate these two options...

option 1:
definition
advantage (try to find two) - application (apply to business using evidence from source)
disadvantage - application
(when writing application try to use MOPS: m - market, o - objective, p - product, s - situation)

option 2:
definition
advantage - application
disadvantage - application

conclusion:
for conclusion try to use AJIM: a - answer the question, j - justify, i - it depends on, m - most important

Hope this helps!
Reply 3
Original post by ticktackkitkat
I'm not sure this is right but this is how I structure my 20 markers:
e.g. Evaluate these two options...
option 1:
definition
advantage (try to find two) - application (apply to business using evidence from source)
disadvantage - application
(when writing application try to use MOPS: m - market, o - objective, p - product, s - situation)
option 2:
definition
advantage - application
disadvantage - application
conclusion:
for conclusion try to use AJIM: a - answer the question, j - justify, i - it depends on, m - most important
Hope this helps!

ive always didnt understand how to apply MOPS, how do you do it?
Original post by Clivierx
ive always didnt understand how to apply MOPS, how do you do it?

MOPS = Market, Objective, Product, Situation.

In your conclusion, you state what your final answer depends on. Here, you should mention one of these areas.

Market: This decision depends on whether the market is price elastic or price inelastic. This decision depends on whether the market sees changes in trends. This depends on whether the market is dynamic/static. - Start like this, and expand on why the decision depends on that.

Objective (Reason for the business' existence): This depends on whether the objective of the business is to prioritise corporate social responsibility. This depends on whether the objective of the business is to maximise profits. This depends on whether the objective of the business is to operate as a lifestyle business.

Product (Factors of the product - think of the design mix): This depends on whether the quality of the product would persist among changes. This depends on whether the products' variable costs might increase.

Situation (What's going on with the business/economy/world): This depends on the situation as an economic depression could... This depends on the situation as the business may already have existing loans... This depends on the situation as conflict could arise in x country.

The goal is to mention the words somewhere in your conclusion. For a 20 marker, try mention in at least twice. It does not have to be in the depends on section, but it's easiest to put it there in my experience.

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