BUSINESS STUDIES REVISION PAGE

Edexcel ECSE 9-1 Business

What is in this GCSE course? Details of exams, other elements and marks available.

Theme 1 - Investigating Small Business.  90 marks
1 hour & 30 minutes.  50% of qualification

 -  1.1  Enterprise and entrepreneurship
 -  1.2  Spotting a business opportunity
 -  1.3  Putting a business idea into practice
 -  1.4  Making the business effective
 -  1.5  Understanding external influences on the business

     Section A:  35 marks
     Section B:  30 marks
     Section C:  25 marks

The paper contains calculations, multiple choice, short and extended answer

Theme 2 - Building a Business.  90 marks
1 hour & 30 minutes.  50% of qualification

 -  2.1  Growing the business
 -  2.2  Making marketing decisions
 -  2.3  Making operational decisions
 -  2.4  Making financial decisions
 -  2.5  Making human resource decisions

     Section A:  35 marks
     Section B:  30 marks
     Section C:  25 marks

The paper contains calculations, multiple choice, short and extended answer

SECTION A  

  • The key to better grades
  • 35/35 is already at grade 3 so maximising attainment is crucial
  • Target - to complete in less than 25 minutes to allow time for sections B & C case study reading
  • Multiple choice - two questions with one correct answer and two questions with two correct answers
  • Numeracy questions = 2 marks.  Write on the line
  • Explain = 3 marks.  Point, explain, impact
  • Discuss = 2 points and 5 linked strands

SECTION B

  • Case study - read carefully.  Basic plot and words for context
  • ALL questions require context
  • Outline = 2 marks.  Point, explain in context
  • Analyse - same as discuss in CONTEXT
  • Justify = 9 marks.  Select ONE choice only.  2 points and 5 linked strands for, 12 point and 2-3 linked strands against.  Conclusion, small, big, but

SECTION C

  • Second case study
  • Additional of the final 12 mark question. 1-2 points for & strands, 1-2 point against & strands.  Conclusion - firm decision then small, big, but

 

COMMON PROBLEM AREAS AND MISCONCEPTIONS FOR WILLINGDON STUDENTS, INCLUDING LINKS TO HELP WITH THOSE AREAS

  • Lack of context in section B & C for ALL questions
  • 9 & 12 mark answers structures
  • Expert vocabulary - THIS IS CRUCIAL

LINKS TO CHECKLISTS AND OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

LINKS TO SAMPLE PAPERS/QUESTIONS

qualifications.pearson - GCSE/Business specification-and-sample-assessments

MODEL ANSWERS, COMPLETED PAPERS AND MARK SCHEMES

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 - 9402 GCSE Edexcel Practice Exams Paper 1
 - 9403 GCSE Edexcel Practice Exams Paper 2
 - APTs TETTs Edex GCSE Business Theme 1
 - APTs TETTs Edex GCSE Business Theme 2

Sample question A for every section, sample papers and mark schemes