OCR GCSE Business – Mock Exam Papers – Essential Revision

APT’s Two Additional Mock Exam Papers (for £25 +VAT) written to rigorously test and help prepare students for this year’s OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies Exam. 

  • The style and format of each paper is based on previous examinations set by OCR for the A293 Case Study Paper.
  • The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.
  • The mark schemes and answers provide a wide range of responses to the questions posed.
  • For questions marked using a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, and answers are annotated to show where the levels have been met (ie Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

APT’s 125 Short Exam Questions (& Answers) (already included in the Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy), are now available to purchase separately at just £10 +VAT.

Click here to access a comprehensive set of sample material from last year’s Companion / Revision Buddy.

Revision Material for OCR GCSE Business A293 Exam on Tom’s Toys and GG Toys plc

With 6 weeks still to go before this year’s OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies (J253) exam (on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys Plc), there is still time to make full use of APT’s ‘Outstanding’ Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy 

If you don’t have the budget to purchase the full resource, you (or your students) can now purchase APT’s 125 Short Exam Questions (& Answers) (already included in the Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy), as they are now available to purchase separately at just £10 +VAT. 

Also, available are APT’s Two Additional Mock Exam Papers (for £25 +VAT) written to rigorously test and help prepare students for this year’s OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies Exam. 

  • The style and format of each paper is based on previous examinations set by OCR for the A293 Case Study Paper.
  • The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.
  • The mark schemes and answers provide a wide range of responses to the questions posed.
  • For questions marked using a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, and answers are annotated to show where the levels have been met (ie Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

Click here to access a comprehensive set of sample material from last year’s Companion / Revision Buddy.

In detail APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  • A step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in the Case Study.  These are discussed in the order in which they appear in the Case Study.
  • A wide range of mini quizzes, (including answers) - to check and consolidate students’ understanding of the above, and to help make revision fun.  This includes word searches, missing word exercises, classification and opposite activities, crosswords, and short question and answer exercises.
  • A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  • Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.
  • A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.
  • Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Any resources can be ordered by email or online and instantly downloaded or sent first class on CD today with a card here.           

You may Orderby email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college) on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

Maximising Grades in the OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies (J253) exam

APT are experts in maximising students’ grades in pre-released case study examinations, and with 13 weeks still to go before this year’s OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies (J253) exam (on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys Plc), there is still plenty of time to make full use of APT’s ‘Outstanding’ Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy via instant download today.  

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.  A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!”  Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange.

Click here to access a comprehensive set of sample material from last year’s Companion / Revision Buddy.

In detail APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  • A step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in the Case Study.  These are discussed in the order in which they appear in the Case Study.
  • A wide range of mini quizzes, (including answers) - to check and consolidate students’ understanding of the above, and to help make revision fun.  This includes word searches, missing word exercises, classification and opposite activities, crosswords, and short question and answer exercises.
  • A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  • Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper.
  • A list of useful web addresses - providing access to information and videos on topics raised in the Case Study – for students to carry out further research independently.
  • Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

APT has also produced a further Two Additional Mock Exam Papers (for £25 + VAT) written to rigorously test and help prepare students for this year’s OCR GCSE A293 Business Studies Exam. 

  • The style and format of each paper is based on previous examinations set by OCR for the A293 Case Study Paper.
  • The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.
  • The mark schemes and answers provide a wide range of responses to the questions posed.
  • For questions marked using a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, and answers are annotated to show where the levels have been met (ie Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

These two additional mock examination papers, with mark schemes and detailed example model answers complement our highly acclaimed Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for use with the OCR A293 2018 Case Study, which includes one mock exam paper, amongst a wide range of other resources that develop and thoroughly test students’ knowledge and understanding of the key terms, concepts and issues raised in the case study.  Both of these resources can be ordered by email or online and instantly downloaded or sent first class on CD today with a card here.     

Click HERE to order.  You can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

You may Order: 

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college)

on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

A Quick CROSSWORD puzzle for OCR GCSE Business Studies revision for the A293 Case Study on Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys, GG Toys plc

1 of 17 Crosswords from APT’s Crosswords & Solutions for OCR GCSE J253 Business A293 2018 Case Study (Toys) - click here to purchase all 17.

The crosswords are just one of the resources provided in APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for A293 Case Study 2018 on Toys, which is packed full of resources to support teachers and students from now until the exam.  Click here on APT’s website for full details of this resource.

http://www.apt-initiatives.com/OCR_A293_Case_Study_2018

Everything you need for OCR GCSE Business A293 – APTs Teachers’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy on Regeneration & Toys

APT’s ‘Outstanding’ resource for OCR GCSE Business Studies has everything teachers and students need - from now until the exam

for the A293 Case Study on  Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys, GG Toys plc

APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy for the OCR A293 Case Study Examination is packed full of resources to support teachers and students from now until the exam.

The Full Contents of our Explanation of Key Terms, Concepts and Issues Raised are listed below so you can see how comprehensive this resource is.

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.

fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing! Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

“For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School.

For the equivalent of just a few hours pay, it saves months of lesson planning and preparation time, whilst helping to maximise grades.

CONTENTS of Teacher’s Companion/Revision Buddy

1.        REVISION FOCUS MATRIX

 2.        EXPLANATION OF KEY TERMS, CONCEPTS AND ISSUES RAISED 

INTRODUCTION

The Regeneration of Bowton

What the Case Study says

What is meant by ‘regeneration’?

SECTION 1 – Is it the end for Bowton?

The Difficult Economic Conditions between 2008 and 2011

What the Case Study says               

What is meant by ‘unemployment’?

What is meant by ‘incomes’?

How can a rise in unemployment and fall in consumer incomes affect businesses?

Why would Bowton Council have been concerned about the rise in unemployment, fall in incomes and business closures?

The Growth in Business Activity and Employment by 2014 and Forecast Rise in the Sales of Goods in Bowton

What the Case Study says

What is likely to have led to the growth in business activity and increase in employment?

How might the growth in business activity and increase in employment lead to a rise in the sales of good in Bowton?

The Council’s Decision to Encourage Businesses to Locate or Expand in Bowton by Offering Grants

What the Case Study says

What are the advantages and disadvantages of grants in general?

Should Bowton Council have offered these grants?

Concluding Remarks

The Rising Prices of Commercial Properties and Houses as a Result of Increased Confidence in the Town

What the Case Study says

How can increased confidence result in rising property prices?

How might ‘increased confidence’ reflected in rising property prices affect the case study businesses?

The Rises in Council Tax and High Rate of Business Rates

What the Case Study says

What is council tax? How may rises in council tax affect the case study businesses?

What are business rates? How may high business rates affect the case study businesses?

SECTION 2 – Report on the UK Toy Market – Sanjay Market Research Ltd

The Market Research Report on the State of the UK Toy Market 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this research for the case study businesses?

What is the significance of the increase in the number of specialist shops selling computers and video games?

SECTION 3 – Tom’s Toys

The Size, Type of Ownership and Main Activity of Tom’s Toys 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of size, location and type of business ownership of Tom’s Toys in relation to the A293 specification?

What is the significance of Tom’s Toys main business activity in relation to the A293 specification?

The Source of Tom’s Toys Supplies

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of importing in relation to the A293 specification?

What is the effect of exchange rate movement on Tom’s Toys as a result of importing?

Are there any other problems associated with importing?

The Possibility of Setting up a Website to Export Toys

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this in relation to the A293 specification?

How can setting up a website help Tom’s Toys to Export?  What are the potential benefits?

What are the potential challenges and additional costs?

What would be the effect of exchange rate movements on Tom’s Toys as a result of exporting?

What should Tom’s Toys do before deciding whether or not to set up a website to export toys?

The Advantages and Problems of EU Membership and Opportunities Arising from Leaving the EU (Brexit)

What the Case Study says

What are the advantages of EU membership?

What problems have arisen from being in the EU?

What opportunities for UK trade might arise after the UK leaves the EU?

Overview

How might ‘Brexit’ affect the sales of UK businesses?

How might ‘Brexit’ affect the costs of UK businesses?

The Cash Flow Forecast January – April 2018

What the Case Study says

What is a cash flow forecast?

How are the various balances in the cash flow forecast calculated?

How do you calculate percentages and percentage changes?

What is the difference between cash and profit?

What are the benefits of cash flow forecasting?

Are there any limitations of cash flow forecasting?

What does the cash flow forecast for Tom’s Toys show?

How might Tom’s Toys overcome the forecast cash shortfall?

Based on the information provided in the case study what could we say about the likely future performance of Tom’s Toys?

SECTION 4 – GG Toys plc

The Size, Type of Ownership and Main Business Activity of GG Toys plc

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of the type of business ownership of GG Toys plc in relation to the A293 specification?

What is a manufacturer? How do such businesses add value?

What is the significance of the size of GG Toys plc in relation to the A293 specification?

What economies and / or diseconomies of scale may arise as a result of being a ‘large’ business?

Is there any evidence of economies or diseconomies within GG Toys plc?

The Range of Toys Produced by GG Toys plc and Possible Methods of Production

What the Case Study says

What method(s) of production might GG Toys plc use?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of batch production?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of flow production?

Consideration of the Importance of Quality and Methods of Quality Control for GG Toys plc

What the Case Study says

What is the meaning of ‘quality’ and ‘quality control’?

Why is ensuring quality / quality control so important?

What method of quality control might GG Toys plc use?

The (2010) Decision to Move Production to China and Keep Head Office in Bowton

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this move in relation to the A293 specification?

What were the social costs and benefits of moving production to China?

Are there any other ethical or environmental issues associated with moving production to China?

Why did it make sense for the Head Office, in particular, for the Marketing Department to stay in Bowton?

GG Toys plc’s Customer Base

What the Case Study says

Why is GG Toys plc likely to sell its products through retailers rather than direct to consumers? Are there any potential disadvantages?

What is the effect of exchange rate movements on GG Toys plc as a result of exporting to other EU countries?

SECTION 5 – Costs Associated with the Production of the Georgie Girl Doll

The Monitoring of Costs, Revenues and Profits

What the Case Study says   

What type of costs is GG Toys plc likely to have to pay?

What is revenue?

What is profit?

Why should a business monitor its costs, revenue and profit?  Why is being profitable so important?

Sales, Production and Production Costs of the Georgie Girl Doll (Analysis of Fig. 2)

What the Case Study says   

What is the significance of the doll being made in China?

What is the significance of the increase in sales and production of the doll involving the move to a newly constructed building?

What does Fig. 2 tell us?

Do we have sufficient information to calculate break-even?

SECTION 6 – The Business Environment – Some Issues 

The Possible Fall in the Exchange Rate between the Yuan and Pound Sterling

What the Case Study says   

How could a fall in the value of the yuan against pound sterling affect the success of GG Toys plc in the next two or three years?

The Possible Fall in the Exchange Rate between Pound Sterling and the Euro

What the Case Study says   

How could a fall in the value of pound sterling against the euro affect the success of GG Toys plc?

The Forecast Rise in Inflation in the UK and Potential Rise in the UK Interest Rate

What the Case Study says   

What is inflation?

What are interest rates?

How might GG Toys plc be affected by a rise in the UK interest rate?

The Environmental Concerns about Businesses that Manufacture Products in China and Sell them in the UK

What the Case Study says   

What are these environmental concerns?

How might these concerns affect the future success of GG Toys plc?

What should GG Toys plc do about this situation?

SECTION 7 – Sales and Net Profit Figures for GG Toys plc 2014 – 2016

Analysis of Sales and Net Profit Information 2014-16

What the Case Study says   

What does Fig. 3 tells us?

SECTION 8 – GG Toys plc – Development Plan, 2017 – 2022

The Declining Performance of GG Toys plc – Ways of Measuring Performance

What the Case Study says   

How might the performance of a business such as GG Toys plc be judged?

Reducing the Cost of Production

What the Case Study says

How might a manufacturer such as GG Toys plc reduce the costs of production?

Overview

Materials

Labour

Energy

Promotion

Transport

Concluding Remarks

The Decision to Reduce the Range of Products Sold

What the Case Study says   

How might reducing the product range benefit GG Toys plc?

Are there any potential drawbacks?

Conclusion – The need for further research

The Decision for Production to Continue at the Factory in China

What the Case Study says   

Should production continue at the factory in China?  What are the main points for and against?

Developing Online Selling

What the Case Study says   

How might selling online lead to a reduction in the prices at which GG Toys plc’s products retail?

What costs will GG Toys plc have to pay when the new warehouse is up and running?

How might GG Toys plc try to compete in the online market?

How might GG Toys plc be affected by competition?

Why is competition good for consumers? Why does the government seek to encourage competition?

The Decision to Lease rather than Buy a Warehouse using Retained Profits

What the Case Study says   

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of buying a warehouse using retained profits?

What other sources of finance could be used to purchase a warehouse?

Overview

Sale of assets no longer required / under-utilised

Government grants

Mortgages

Shares to existing or new shareholders

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of leasing a warehouse?

Overall, is the decision to lease rather than buy a warehouse a good one?

The Purchase of Machinery Using a Bank Loan

What the Case Study says   

What is a bank loan?  What are the advantages and disadvantages?

How else might GG Toys plc finance the purchase of this machinery?

The Automation of the Warehouse Using Robots

What the Case Study says   

What is meant by ‘automated’?

What are robots?

How can the use of robots increase the efficiency of production?

3.     IDEAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

Primary research Activities

Internet (Secondary) Research

 4.      MINI QUIZZES

15 Word Searches

20 Missing Words

10 Classifying

18 Opposites

5 Match Making

17 Crosswords

125 Short Answer Questions

ANSWERS TO MINI QUIZZES

Word Searches

Missing Words

Classifying

Opposites

Match Making

Crosswords

Short Answer Questions

 6.     MAXIMISING PERFORMANCE IN THE EXAM

Preparing for the Examination

Translating Popular Command Words Used In the A293 Paper

During the Examination

7.      MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER                                       

8.      MARK SCHEMES AND ANSWERS TO MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.”
Andrew Dickens, The Albany School.

 Excellent resource, very comprehensive and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending it. Students  did very well in the exam.”  Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely. 

Click HERE to order, you can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

Price: £75+VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD)

A set of two Additional Mock Examination Papers, Mark Schemes and Detailed Answers  are also available to purchase, enabling students to be tested formally in exam conditions.

You can Order: 

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college)

on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

MOCK EXAM PAPERS for OCR GCSE Business A293 2018 Case Study (Toys)

A set of Two A293 Mock Examination Papers, Mark Schemes and Detailed Answers now available to purchase enabling students to be tested formally in exam conditions.

These Two Additional Mock Examination Papers complement our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for use with the OCR A293 2018 Case Study – which includes one mock exam paper (different to these two additional mock papers), amongst a wide range of other resources, which develop and test students’ knowledge and understanding of the key terms, concepts and issues raised in the A293 case study.

The style and format of each paper is based on previous examinations set by OCR for the A293 Case Study Paper.  The question papers contain appropriate spacing for students to write their answers.  The mark schemes and answers provide a wide range of responses to the questions posed.

For questions marked using a ‘levels of response’ mark scheme, detailed example model answers are provided in paragraph form, and answers annotated to show where the levels have been met (ie Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3).

Feedback on APT’s A293 Resource:

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.”  Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.  A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!  Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

Click HERE to order.

Price: £25+VAT for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD) for unlimited use at your school or college.

ORDER:

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college)

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Full and Detailed Contents for APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies

OCR GCSE J253 Business Studies A293/01/CS Production, Finance and the External Business Environment Exam on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys PLC

Last week we were delighted to announce the publication of our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies Teachers and their Students, on the A293 2018 Case Study - on the Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys plc.  Described by centres as ‘Outstanding’, this resource is packed full of everything you and your students need – from now until the exam.  For the equivalent of just a few hours pay, it saves months of lesson planning and preparation time, whilst helping to maximise your students’ grades.

 ‘Simply click here to see the full and detailed contents’

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.”  Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.”  “A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!” Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

In addition to the formal Mock Exam Paper included in this resource, there are even more quizzes this year, including over 125 individual questions in the ‘Short Question and Answer’ Section that could easily be questions included in the actual examination paper.  

APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  1. An 80 page step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in each section of the case study, with evaluative comments on key issues raised – for the potential ‘higher-mark’ questions, where appropriate. Terms, concepts and issues are discussed in the order in which they appear in the case study.
  2. 105 quizzes (and answers) - which thoroughly check and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the above, whilst helping to make revision fun.  This includes 15 word searches, 20 missing word exercises, 10 classifying activities, 18 opposite exercises, 5 match making exercises, 17 crosswords, and 20 short question and answer exercises, which include over 125+ potential examination questions.
  3. A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  4. Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper, with annotated answers – showing where marks and levels are awarded.
  5. Ideas for further research - with primary research tasks and useful web addresses – for students to carry out further research independently.
  6. Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Price: £75 (+vat) for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD). 

APT will also be publishing 2 Additional Mock Exam Papers on 30 November 2017 (£25+vat).  These can be ordered online with a card here, or just email us with your order. 

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Excellent resource, very comprehensive and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending it. Students  did very well in the exam.”
Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely.
 

For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam.” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School. 

If you haven’t already received your copy, you can click HERE to order, you can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

You can also order: 

by email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college) / on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

OCR GCSE Business Studies A293 Exam on Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys PLC

  We are delighted to announce the publication of our Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy for OCR GCSE Business Studies Teachers and their Students, on the A293 2018 Case Study - on the Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys and GG Toys plc.  Described by centres as ‘Outstanding’, this resource is packed full of everything you and your students need – from now until the exam.  For the equivalent of just a few hours pay, it saves months of lesson planning and preparation time, whilst helping to maximise your students’ grades.

Excellent resource!  I have seen a few resources available, this is clearly the most comprehensive whilst also offering shorter activities and quizzes to reinforce knowledge.” Andrew Dickens, The Albany School. 

Absolutely outstanding.  I call this my ‘Bible’.  Your resources are in a different league.  Worth every penny.”  “A fantastic tool that fully supports teaching and learning and student progression in great depth and detail. Greatly appreciated. Amazing!” Laura Pickford, Heworth Grange. 

In addition to the formal Mock Exam Paper included in this resource, there are even more quizzes this year, including over 125 individual questions in the ‘Short Question and Answer’ Section that could easily be questions included in the actual examination paper.  

APT’s Complete Teacher’s Companion / Student Revision Buddy contains: 

  1. An 80 page step-by-step explanation of the key terms, concepts and issues raised (directly or indirectly) in each section of the case study, with evaluative comments on key issues raised – for the potential ‘higher-mark’ questions, where appropriate. Terms, concepts and issues are discussed in the order in which they appear in the case study.
  2. 105 quizzes (and answers) - which thoroughly check and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the above, whilst helping to make revision fun.  This includes 15 word searches, 20 missing word exercises, 10 classifying activities, 18 opposite exercises, 5 match making exercises, 17 crosswords, and 20 short question and answer exercises, which include over 125+ potential examination questions.
  3. A mock examination paper - to enable students to be tested in more formal examination conditions.
  4. Mark schemes and a highly comprehensive range of responses to each question posed in the mock examination paper, with annotated answers – showing where marks and levels are awarded.
  5. Ideas for further research - with primary research tasks and useful web addresses – for students to carry out further research independently.
  6. Tips on how to maximise performance in the exam.

Price: £75 (+vat) for email or download (+ £2.50 for CD). 

APT will also be publishing 2 Additional Mock Exam Papers on 30 November 2017 (£25+vat).  These can be ordered online with a card here, or just email us with your order. 

Outstanding…becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School. 

Excellent resource, very comprehensive and thorough. I have no hesitation in recommending it. Students  did very well in the exam.”  Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely. 

For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam.” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School. 

If you haven’t already received your copy, you can click HERE to order, you can also click HERE to download our SAMPLE material from last year’s resource.

You can also orderby email to office@apt-initiatives.com (we can invoice your school/college) or on line with a debit/credit card or by PayPal at www-apt-initiatives.com

Contents for Sections 5 to 8 of APT’s OCR GCSE Business A293 Companion / Revision Buddy on Regeneration and Toys

Following on from our previous post, listed below are the Contents for Sections 5 to 8 of our Explanation of Key Terms, Concepts and Issues Raised from APT’s Teacher’s Companion / Complete Student Revision Buddy for the OCR A293 Case Study Exam, which is packed full of resources to support you and your students from now until the exam.   

APT’s ‘Outstanding’ resource for OCR GCSE Business Studies available to pre-order (if not already) with everything teachers and students need – from now until the exam for the A293 Case Study on the Regeneration of Bowton, Tom’s Toys, GG Toys plc 

The full resource will be published on 31st October and sent to you automatically if you have already pre-ordered. 

“For the past 4 years we have purchased the resource and found it invaluable in preparing our students for this component of the exam.” John Thomas, Lincoln Minster Senior School 

Outstanding – becomes the sole resource in my class all the way to the exam day.” Jillur Rahman, Woodbridge High School 

CONTENTS (Section 5-8) of APT’s A293 Teacher’s Companion / Revision Buddy

1.        REVISION FOCUS MATRIX

2.        EXPLANATION OF KEY TERMS, CONCEPTS AND ISSUES RAISED 

SECTION 5 – Costs Associated with the Production of the Georgie Girl Doll 

The Monitoring of Costs, Revenues and Profits 

What the Case Study says

What type of costs is GG Toys plc likely to have to pay?

What is revenue?

What is profit?

Why should a business monitor its costs, revenue and profit?  Why is being profitable so important? 

Sales, Production and Production Costs of the Georgie Girl Doll (Analysis of Fig. 2) 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of the doll being made in China?

What is the significance of the increase in sales and production of the doll involving the move to a newly constructed building?

What does Fig. 2 tell us?

Do we have sufficient information to calculate break-even? 

SECTION 6 – The Business Environment – Some Issues 

The Possible Fall in the Exchange Rate between the Yuan and Pound Sterling 

What the Case Study says

How could a fall in the value of the yuan against pound sterling affect the success of GG Toys plc in the next two or three years? 

The Possible Fall in the Exchange Rate between Pound Sterling and the Euro 

What the Case Study says

How could a fall in the value of pound sterling against the euro affect the success of GG Toys plc? 

The Forecast Rise in Inflation in the UK and Potential Rise in the UK Interest Rate 

What the Case Study says

What is inflation?

What are interest rates?

How might GG Toys plc be affected by a rise in the UK interest rate? 

The Environmental Concerns about Businesses that Manufacture Products in China and Sell them in the UK 

What the Case Study says

What are these environmental concerns?

How might these concerns affect the future success of GG Toys plc?

What should GG Toys plc do about this situation? 

SECTION 7 – Sales and Net Profit Figures for GG Toys plc 2014 – 2016 

Analysis of Sales and Net Profit Information 2014-16 

What the Case Study says

What does Fig. 3 tells us? 

SECTION 8 – GG Toys plc – Development Plan, 2017 – 2022 

The Declining Performance of GG Toys plc – Ways of Measuring Performance 

What the Case Study says

How might the performance of a business such as GG Toys plc be judged? 

Reducing the Cost of Production 

What the Case Study says

How might a manufacturer such as GG Toys plc reduce the costs of production?

Overview

Materials

Labour

Energy

Promotion

Transport

Concluding Remarks 

The Decision to Reduce the Range of Products Sold 

What the Case Study says

How might reducing the product range benefit GG Toys plc?

Are there any potential drawbacks?

Conclusion – The need for further research 

The Decision for Production to Continue at the Factory in China 

What the Case Study says

Should production continue at the factory in China?  What are the main points for and against? 

Developing Online Selling 

What the Case Study says

How might selling online lead to a reduction in the prices at which GG Toys plc’s products retail?

What costs will GG Toys plc have to pay when the new warehouse is up and running?

How might GG Toys plc try to compete in the online market?

How might GG Toys plc be affected by competition?

Why is competition good for consumers? Why does the government seek to encourage competition? 

The Decision to Lease rather than Buy a Warehouse using Retained Profits 

What the Case Study says

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of buying a warehouse using retained profits?

What other sources of finance could be used to purchase a warehouse?

Overview

Sale of assets no longer required / under-utilised

Government grants

Mortgages

Shares to existing or new shareholders

What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of leasing a warehouse?

Overall, is the decision to lease rather than buy a warehouse a good one? 

The Purchase of Machinery Using a Bank Loan 

What the Case Study says

What is a bank loan?  What are the advantages and disadvantages?

How else might GG Toys plc finance the purchase of this machinery?

The Automation of the Warehouse Using Robots 

What the Case Study says

What is meant by ‘automated’?

What are robots?

How can the use of robots increase the efficiency of production?     

     

3.     IDEAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

Primary research Activities

Internet (Secondary) Research

 

4.      MINI QUIZZES     

Word Searches

Missing Words

Classifying

Opposites

Match Making

Crosswords

Short Answer Questions

 

5.     ANSWERS TO MINI QUIZZES 

Word Searches

Missing Words

Classifying

Opposites

Match Making

Crosswords

Short Answer Questions

 

6.     MAXIMISING PERFORMANCE IN THE EXAM 

Preparing for the Examination

Translating Popular Command Words Used In the A293 Paper

During the Examination

 

7.      MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER

                                               

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 CONTENTS of Teacher’s Companion/Revision Buddy 

 

1.       REVISION FOCUS MATRIX 

 

2.        EXPLANATION OF KEY TERMS, CONCEPTS AND ISSUES RAISED

INTRODUCTION 

The Regeneration of Bowton

What the Case Study says

What is meant by ‘regeneration’?

SECTION 1 – Is it the end for Bowton?

The Difficult Economic Conditions between 2008 and 2011

What the Case Study says               

What is meant by ‘unemployment’?

What is meant by ‘incomes’?

How can a rise in unemployment and fall in consumer incomes affect businesses?

Why would Bowton Council have been concerned about the rise in unemployment, fall in incomes and business closures?                                                 

The Growth in Business Activity and Employment by 2014 and Forecast Rise in the Sales of Goods in Bowton 

What the Case Study says

What is likely to have led to the growth in business activity and increase in employment?

How might the growth in business activity and increase in employment lead to a rise in the sales of good in Bowton? 

The Council’s Decision to Encourage Businesses to Locate or Expand in Bowton by Offering Grants 

What the Case Study says

What are the advantages and disadvantages of grants in general?

Should Bowton Council have offered these grants?

Concluding Remarks 

The Rising Prices of Commercial Properties and Houses as a Result of Increased Confidence in the Town 

What the Case Study says

How can increased confidence result in rising property prices?

How might ‘increased confidence’ reflected in rising property prices affect the case study businesses? 

SECTION 2 – Report on the UK Toy Market – Sanjay Market Research Ltd 

The Market Research Report on the State of the UK Toy Market 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this research for the case study businesses?

What is the significance of the increase in the number of specialist shops selling computers and video games? 

SECTION 3 – Tom’s Toys 

The Size, Type of Ownership and Main Activity of Tom’s Toys 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of size, location and type of business ownership of Tom’s Toys in relation to the A293 specification?

What is the significance of Tom’s Toys main business activity in relation to the A293 specification? 

The Source of Tom’s Toys Supplies 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of importing in relation to the A293 specification?

What is the effect of exchange rate movement on Tom’s Toys as a result of importing?

Are there any other problems associated with importing? 

The Possibility of Setting up a Website to Export Toys 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this in relation to the A293 specification?

How can setting up a website help Tom’s Toys to Export?  What are the potential benefits?

What are the potential challenges and additional costs?

What would be the effect of exchange rate movements on Tom’s Toys as a result of exporting?

What should Tom’s Toys do before deciding whether or not to set up a website to export toys? 

The Advantages and Problems of EU Membership and Opportunities Arising from Leaving the EU (Brexit) 

What the Case Study says

What are the advantages of EU membership?

What problems have arisen from being in the EU?

What opportunities for UK trade might arise after the UK leaves the EU?

Overview

How might ‘Brexit’ affect the sales of UK businesses?

How might ‘Brexit’ affect the costs of UK businesses? 

The Cash Flow Forecast January – April 2018 

What the Case Study says

What is a cash flow forecast?

How are the various balances in the cash flow forecast calculated?

How do you calculate percentages and percentage changes?

What is the difference between cash and profit?

What are the benefits of cash flow forecasting?

Are there any limitations of cash flow forecasting?

What does the cash flow forecast for Tom’s Toys show?

How might Tom’s Toys overcome the forecast cash shortfall?

Based on the information provided in the case study what could we say about the likely future performance of Tom’s Toys? 

SECTION 4 – GG Toys plc 

The Size, Type of Ownership and Main Business Activity of GG Toys plc 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of the type of business ownership of GG Toys plc in relation to the A293 specification?

What is a manufacturer? How do such businesses add value?

What is the significance of the size of GG Toys plc in relation to the A293 specification?

What economies and / or diseconomies of scale may arise as a result of being a ‘large’ business?

Is there any evidence of economies or diseconomies within GG Toys plc? 

The Range of Toys Produced by GG Toys plc and Possible Methods of Production 

What the Case Study says

What method(s) of production might GG Toys plc use?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of batch production?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of flow production? 

Consideration of the Importance of Quality and Methods of Quality Control for GG Toys plc 

What the Case Study says

What is the meaning of ‘quality’ and ‘quality control’?

Why is ensuring quality / quality control so important?

What method of quality control might GG Toys plc use? 

The (2010) Decision to Move Production to China and Keep Head Office in Bowton 

What the Case Study says

What is the significance of this move in relation to the A293 specification?

What were the social costs and benefits of moving production to China?

Are there any other ethical or environmental issues associated with moving production to China?

Why did it make sense for the Head Office, in particular, for the Marketing Department to stay in Bowton? 

GG Toys plc’s Customer Base 

What the Case Study says

Why is GG Toys plc likely to sell its products through retailers rather than direct to consumers? Are there any potential disadvantages?

What is the effect of exchange rate movements on GG Toys plc as a result of exporting to other EU countries? 

SECTION 5 to follow next week

SECTION 6 to follow next week

SECTION 7 to follow next week

SECTION 8 to follow next week

           

3.     IDEAS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

Primary research Activities

Internet (Secondary) Research 

 

4.      MINI QUIZZES       

Word Searches

Missing Words

Classifying

Opposites

Match Making

Crosswords

Short Answer Questions           

 

5.     ANSWERS TO MINI QUIZZES 

Word Searches

Missing Words

Classifying

Opposites

Match Making

Crosswords

Short Answer Questions

 

6.     MAXIMISING PERFORMANCE IN THE EXAM

Preparing for the Examination

Translating Popular Command Words Used In the A293 Paper

During the Examination 

 

7.      MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER                                               

 

8.      MARK SCHEMES AND ANSWERS TO MOCK EXAMINATION PAPER

 

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Malcolm Ewan, The King’s School Ely. 

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Two additional mock papers will also be published on 30th November. 

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