AQA Business and Communication Systems revision notes

My revision notes for AQA BCS. They have been made from the official BCS textbook (with penguins on the front) and a VERY long. i hope they come out properly when you view it, i made them on word 2007 so if you have that it should be fine. hope they help XD

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ICT IN THE BUSINESS ENVIROMENT



BCS revision notes
AIMS: general OBJECTIVES: measured, so that a business knows when it has achieved them.

OBJECTIVES = Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time specific

A business will set out its own strategies and tactics in a BUSINESS PLAN

STRATEGY: a major plan used by…

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After making a profit, other aims and objectives will be created:

TURNOVER ­ increasing turnover means increasing the total value of all of its sales. Higher sales = higher
profits

RESOURCES ­ reducing waste, making sure employees always have some work to do. Making sure…

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STAKEHOLDERS ­ different groups of people that are directly or indirectly involved in a business.

The success of a business can be measured in DIFFERENT WAYS:

Employees might measure success through INCREASED WAGES OR SALARY.
Local council might measure success in the NUMBER OF JOBS…

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MEASURING WEALTH:
Can be measured by WHAT A BUSINESS OWNS, including shops, machines, land, factories, and offices.
MORE ASSETS = MORE PROFIT.

Assets ­ used to increase PRODUCTION and SALE, meaning MORE PROFIT, so all stakeholders will benefit
too.

Skilled employees used in the right…

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MARKET SHARE
Calculated by comparing the sales figures of one business with the total sales of a particular market.

A market could be:
The total sales in a particular country
The total sales to a particular type of customer
The total sales in Europe
The…

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STAKEHOLDERS
STAKEHOLDER ­ any group or individual affected in some way by a business, or with an interest in its
activities. Many have a STAKE of the business, and so get the profit or loss.

Each TYPE of stakeholder will have a slightly different view…

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STAKEHOLDERS
EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS:
CUSTOMERS: always want low prices with the best quality available. Always looking for new
products and services and want businesses to always have what they need
SUPPLIERS: the business and suppliers are reliant on each other. The business needs the supplier to…

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OBJECTIVES:
In large organisations, communication is harder as there are more people involved.

In a management structure, there are only a few people at the top who make the decisions. They have
groups of mangers below them, below that are the rest of the employees…

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OFFICE LAYOUT
OPEN PLAN:

Advantages Disadvantages
Employees and managers can work together as a Can be noisy with people moving about all the
team and information can be passed easily. time
People feel much more a part of the business No privacy, difficult to be…

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OFFICE LAYOUT
THE NATURE OF THE ORGANISATION

Factors = simple, product or services provided, international or local

Key factors could include:
That the organisation mainly manufactures products, so the bulk of space will be given to this, and
offices will tend to lead off the…

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Zeeshan_

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Thank you sooo much this is really helpful :)

Zeeshan_

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Thank you sooo much this is really helpful :)

JamesRosen

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Do they cover the AQA syllabus 

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These are amazing, thank youuu, I have my BCS theory mock tomorrow, and these should help :)

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