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AQA A - Level Business real life case studies

Hi guys,

So for A level Business my teacher always emphasises the importance of bringing in context to questions. For example, if it was a question on Ethics I would talk about businesses who are ethically responsible eg H&M.

So for certain areas of business eg ethics, diversification, etc I know it’s important to have context examples that I can bring into my answers.

Could anyone recommend me areas of business in which I might need to bring context in and also potentially any examples of context that you know?

Thanks :smile:
The core knowledge is more important than the case studies, as you’ll be provided with examples and texts in the exams. As long as you can make comparative examples, like if it’s a question about price skimming and the case study in the paper is e.g. Samsung you could compare it to their rival of apple and say how apple’s use of price skimming could be used by Samsung. For instances like this you’d need facts, but for a lot of the questions you can just make it up as examiners don’t have time to fact check. As long as it sounds believable.
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Original post by Avz4XO
Hi guys,
So for A level Business my teacher always emphasises the importance of bringing in context to questions. For example, if it was a question on Ethics I would talk about businesses who are ethically responsible eg H&M.
So for certain areas of business eg ethics, diversification, etc I know it’s important to have context examples that I can bring into my answers.
Could anyone recommend me areas of business in which I might need to bring context in and also potentially any examples of context that you know?
Thanks :smile:

Hi,
So for AQA A Level Business, you only need to bring in context if it is a 9 marker or above and you will only need to being in your own examples for questions where they do not have a case study or if it says "all" businesses. Even then, you can be a bit ambiguous in your answer as in you don't have to name a specific business but talk about the type of business/industry. For example instead of saying Primark, you can say "a low cost retailer in the clothing industry" or "a business in the clothing industry that competes on cost"

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