Interpreting your Business GCSE pre-release materials -

Interpreting your Business GCSE pre-release materials

What is the Advanced Information

The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of Business, you will see that the advice consists of a list of topics which will be the “major focus” of questions in each exam paper and the quantitative skills required on each paper.

To understand this fully, you will need to compare this list with the full list given in the AQA specification.

A few sub-topics have been excluded and the following are not on the list: 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.2.1, 3.2.4, 3.5.1 or 3.5.2. So you are unlikely to face major questions on stakeholders, business location, technology, globalisation, identifying and understanding customers or segmentation. Within 3.1.6 (say), you can see that on Paper 1, you may expect a question involving basic financial calculations, while on Paper 2, you will need to know something about the purpose of business planning. But you are unlikely to find a full question on the other two bullet-points in the specification. Please take the time to make a full comparison – it will make planning your study time between now and the summer much easier.

Study the Whole Course

If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it. Every topic on the specification may be relevant to the answer of some question or the focus of a question with a smaller number of marks.

Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this list of topics close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions on all these named topics.

Key Takeaways

  • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
  • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
  • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

Subject Updates

AQA may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the Subject page for Business regularly.

AQA | GCSE | Business | Changes for 2022

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