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Grade Ladder – Business
AO1a
15%
Recall knowledge I can remember subject information that I have been taught.
AO1b
20%
Show understanding I can explain features, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of business concepts.
AO2
35%
Context (application to case study)

Calculations

I can apply my knowledge to a business case study and show context throughout my answer.

I can use case study data to do calculations (remembering formulae).

AO3a
20%
Analyse I can create five linked strands of analysis by developing causes and consequences from a point.
AO3b
10%
Evaluate I can offer balance in my response and make an overall decision which includes a ‘however’ factor.

 

Grade Command Words + AO’s Knowledge and Skills
W1 Select AO1
  • I can select some correct responses from a choice of answers.
W2 Define AO1
  • I can recall some subject specialist key terms.
W3 Define AO1
  • I can explain a key term using non-subject specialist vocabulary.
1 Multiple choice questions AO1

Define key terms AO1

“Select one answer”

  • I can consistently demonstrate good knowledge by selecting the correct answers to MQC’s.
  • I can accurately define key terms using appropriate, subject specialist vocabulary.
2 Give AO1

“Give one element of the marketing mix”

  • I can offer more knowledge about a topic that is not just a key term or definition.
3 Identify AO2

State AO2

“Using figure x, identify the supermarket with the largest market share”

“State one way/ drawback/benefit”

  • I can interpret quantitative business data e.g. graph or pie chart to identify the answer to a question.
  • I can state a simple written response that is in fully in context of the business case study.
4 Explain AO1 – limited

Outline AO2

“Explain one advantage/ one drawback/ method”

“Outline one risk for business X/ impact on business Y”

  • I can identify one point that responds to the question and follow it up with one appropriate linked strand.
  • I can identify one point that responds to the question and follow it with one linked strand that is fully in context of the business case study.
5 Explain AO1 – secure

Calculate AO2

“Explain one advantage/ one drawback/ method”

“Using table x, calculate the average rate of return/ profit margin/ total costs for business x”

  • I can identify one point that responds to the question and follow it up with two appropriate linked strands.
  • I can apply the appropriate formulae to quantitative data in a case study to complete a calculation in a business context.
6 Discuss AO1 + AO3

“Discuss the importance of cash flow to the survival of a small business”

  • I can identify two points that respond to the question (this can be two benefits/ impacts/ drawbacks/ reasons) and include a total of five linked strands across the two points.
  • I can separate my points into two distinct paragraphs.
7 Analyse AO2 + AO3

“Analyse the impact of X on business Y”

  • I can identify two points that respond to the question (this can be two benefits/ impacts/ drawbacks/ reasons) and include a total of five linked strands across the two points.
  • All of my answer is fully in context of the business case study.
  • I can separate my points into two distinct paragraphs.
8 Justify AO2 + AO3

“Justify which of the two options business X should choose”

  • I can offer a balanced argument about the two options presented to me in the exam question.
  • My response contains a minimum of five linked strands.
  • My response concludes with a reason which justifies which is the better option.
  • My response is fully in context of the business case study.
  • I use paragraphs to structure my answer.
9 Evaluate AO2 + AO3

“Evaluate the likely impact on business x of this decision”

  • I can identify a minimum of two points to use as the basis of a balanced argument, drawing on all of my business subject knowledge and the case study information.
  • My response contains a minimum of five linked strands.
  • My response concludes with a reason that answers the ‘to what extent’ aspect of the question.
  • My response is fully in context of the business case study.
  • I use paragraphs to structure my answer.
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020