How to answer the 9 mark questions?
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I am taking AQA GCSE UNIT 1 and i have no idea on how to go about answering the 9 mark questions. Please help?!
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Here is the main point of all questions between 6-9 marks: YOU NEED TO RELATE BACK TO THE CASE STUDY!!!!
I will tell you right now that the knowledge part of a 9 mark question is only 2 marks and the application is worth about 5-6 marks and the conclusion is only worth between 1-2 marks.
Paragraph 1 - introduction
Here you would state what you think the business should do,e.g. 'I think McDonald should become a Public Limited Company'.
Paragraph 2 - point
Here you would state down a positive or negative thing about being what you said, e.g. ' Public limited companys are thought of big with high status so banks will be more allowing to pay loans'.
Here, you would state how this would affect the business positively or negatively (remembering to link back to the case study), e.g. ' As stated in the case study, McDonald is struggling to get a bank loan, so turning in to a Public Limited Company will help them to get the loan much more easily. This is good as now McDonald would be able to afford vehicle delivery systems.
Here you would state what this can do in the long term situation, e.g. ' This in the long term will mean that if McDonald came into a tough spot, the Bank would be more willing to give a loan.
Do the same as Paragraph 2, but with a different point (obviously)
Paragraph 4- Conclusion
Here you need to say 'overall' other option is good, however your option is better because... then you need to state the shot term and long term affects of your idea, linking to the case study and you two posative and/or negative points.
Hope this has helped you in some shape or form, if you have any other questions, email me at: [email protected].
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Introduction: Answer the question here! Tell the examiner what was asked straight away, without actually doing this you will get 0 marks. Outline the basics of the knowledge here.
Paragraphs: It is important to include paragraphs, write in good well structured english, and more importantly good business vocabulary! Dont say 'money' or 'employees are upset', and use revenue or capital for money and motivation. You should go in-depth about the knowledge, and then APPLY IT TO THE BUSINESS, this is where you will get the higher marks as this is application of knowledge, a higher candidate skill.
Conclusion: Sum up your points and give your opinion if it asked, this is important.
Hope this helped ;)
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make decision first give adv and disadv, refer to case study, conc, expect A* ;D
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look at mark schemes and mock papers
define all key terms
keep your answer balanced
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Here are just a couple of tips when answering 9 mark questions... hope it helps