Remember the examiner said your coursework should:
• have a clearly defined aim expressed in an introductory page. • Clearly exhibit an awareness of business activity
• Provide opportunities of business activity
• Provide opportunities for field research
• Provide opportunities for the use of information technology wherever practical • Be capable of being assessed using the marking criteria below.
*Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specified content (10) *Apply your knowledge and critical understanding to problems and issues from both familiar and unfamiliar situations (10) *Analyse problems, issues and situations (15)
*Evaluate, to distinguish between fact and opinion, and assess information from a variety of sources (15)
A book entitled ‘How to get an A for Business Studies A Level coursework by Chris Sivewright and Anand Lakhani gives lots of helpful advice. He was the examiner for three exam boards. He marked a piece of work featured in the book and described it as “very good”. The work scored 99 out of 120 and it took the student two weeks from start to finish. ( A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!)
Possible Word Allocation
|Introduction – inc aim |200 words | |Strategic plan of action (objectives) |100 words | |Description of your own research methods and reasons for choosing them. |600 words | |Results in relevant section |200 words | |Analysis in relevant section |700 words | |Discussion and evaluation ( judgements) |700 words...