Business Education Marr College S4 Study Skills: Administration Business Management Accounting Administration Levels pupils are sitting National 5 For each levels pupils will sit: Unit Assessments for each Unit A final examination worth 100 marks set before the SQA diet begins
The Theory Pupils should revise all 3 Outcomes: Role of an Administrative Assistant Customer Service Health and Safety The theory questions will be asked in a practical way ie Complete this leaflet with the benefits of good customer service The Exam Paper Pupils complete up to 12 tasks Software covered in this assessment will include: Spreadsheet tasks they edit spreadsheets using a variety of
formula and usually produce a chart. Database tasks - where pupil edit databases, carry out queries and produce forms and reports. Word Processing tasks this could include a few from the following: Letter, Itinerary, Forms Publisher Business Cards, Posters, Newsletters, Certificates Email/Ediary Enter dates, Print correctly, send attachments, mark as urgent etc Presentations Powerpoint This Paper is completed in the department under examination conditions Revision Disk Pupils have been offered opportunity to collect disk
or bring in a memory stick. The disk is filled with various revision aids including: Theory notes, powerpoints and questions Past Papers and solutions Intermediate 2 still good practice Files from previous examinations We use Windows 7 and Microsoft 2010, if pupils have access to these or even older versions they can work through tasks/past papers to help revise but this is not essential Pupils who are struggling with the practical work can use the machines at lunch and supported study if there is demand for sessions.
Command Words List/Name/Identify/State - List/single point would be acceptable Outline - A brief sketch of content. More than naming, but not a detailed description Describe - A statement which shows understanding of a statement or concept. Outline plus an example/explanation or expansion Revision Tips For the Theory side pupils can use whatever method of revision they are comfortable with Ideas include:
Flash Cards good as very portable Post it notes around the room Write notes Mind maps Ask someone at home to question them Record themselves and play it back
Use Revision aids (CD Rom) Complete Past Papers A revision timetable is a must with their excellent IT skills they can make a very organised one! Resources Pupil Course Notes issued to all pupils for revision CD Rom/or work on memory stick Teachers Additional Resources: Leckie Book Course Notes
Business Management Levels pupils are sitting National 5 Pupils are assessed on two areas: Final Examination 70 marks Assignment 30 marks Final Examination Paper Section One This is made up of two questions based around two different case studies. Each question will be worth 15 marks and some questions will expect pupils to be able to extract information from the case study and apply this to
given questions. Eg Using examples of stakeholders from the case study, suggest their influence on the Hyrdo 3 Section 2 This will include 4 questions each out of 10 marks. Each questions will be about a general area pupils have covered for example one may be mainly based around the Finance Unit. For all questions it will be important for pupil to look at the command word and the mark allocation to suggest how long answers should be. Topics to Revise
Understanding Business Role of Business, Customer Satisfaction, Types of Business Organisation, Objectives, External Factors, Internal Factors, Stakeholders Marketing Targets markets, market research, marketing mix, impact of ICT Operations suppliers, stock management, methods of production, quality, ethical and environmental production, impact of ICT Finance Sources of Finance, break even, cash budgeting, profit statements, technology in finance Human Resources - Training, Motivation, retention, Legislation You can see a far more detailed list on checklist that all pupils have in folders
Command Words It is very important that pupils familiarise themselves with the handout on Command Words as many are still writing far to little for their exam style questions. Example Compare the objectives of a public sector organisation and a plc. 2 [One of the main objectives of both public sector organisation and a plc is to maximise profits although sometimes public sector organisation as may just be required to operate within a budget with no profit making.] [One of the main objectives of a plc is to increase
market share, whereas a public sector organisations main objective is to provide a service.] Describe - Example Describe three external factors that can affect the success or failure of a business. 3 [Government may introduce legislation that a business must follow which can be costly to a business].[ Most businesses also need to keep up to date with the latest technology for example using e-commerce to increase sales]. [Environmental factors such as an unexpected flooding or unseasonal weather, can contribute to
the failure of business.] Resources Core Notes Hodder National 5 Book all pupils have been issued with these (must be returned) SQA Website Model Paper and marking information Checklist and command word guidance Model Papers Additional Resources (not essentials) Success Guide Leckie Course Notes
Revision Tips Pupils can use whatever method of revision they are comfortable with Ideas include: Flash Cards good as very portable
Post it notes around the room Write notes Mind maps Ask someone at home to question them Record themselves and play it back Use Revision aids Complete Past Papers A revision timetable is a must! Exam Date Monday 19 May 2014 Accounting Levels pupils are sitting
National 5 For each levels pupils will sit: Unit Assessments for each of the 3 units A final examination worth 100 marks An assignment worth 50 marks Only 10% of the final examination and assignment will be theory The Course The course is made up of 3 different units: Preparing Financial Accounting Information Preparing Management Accounting Information Analysing Accounting Information
Pupils have each been issued with a checklist which shows the areas they will cover. This should also help at revision time. E:\Marr\ACCOUNTS\S3 ACCOUNTS\Course Outline and Checklists\National 5 Accounting Pupil Checkli st SW.docx Examination The Exam Paper The exam paper is split in to 2 compulsory sections. A specimen paper can be found on the SQA website and pupils have been working through this as homework. Only 10% will be theory the paper will be very practical A document pack will also be issued to pupils with relevant
business documents required for the exam Pupils will NOT be issued with a formulae sheet and so must memorise these. Assignment This will be coursework completed during class time under exam conditions It is ICT based Must the pupils own work and is submitted to the SQA to be graded Accounts for 1/3 of their overall mark. Resources No N5 Accounting book has been published as yet pupils have been issued with notes booklets on each topic covered which they should be revising regularly
An electronic copy of all notes and activity solutions is also available: This includes copies of PowerPoints used in class, electronic versions of the booklets issued on each topic which will make up the pupil core notes and the solutions and suggested layout to activities. E :\Marr\ACCOUNTS\S4 ACCOUNTS\7 Sales and Production Budgets\Sales & Production Budgets Workbook.do cx S:\Departments\Business Education\CfE Courses\CfE New Accounts\S4 Accounts\7 Sales and Production Budgets\Workbook Task Solutions.xlsx Pupils checklists and traffic lighting to help with areas for revision
We run an open door policy for any pupil who is having difficulties lunch time support sessions offered for all who wish additional help with topics or homework questions. We also have a homework club on a Thursday for anyone who needs the use of ICT. Pupils also have copies of formulae sheets and templates Revision Tips Pupils can use whatever method of revision they are comfortable with Ideas include: Completing practical questions and then comparing to solutions to spot errors the more attempted the better Memorising appropriate layouts using templates
Memorising formulae Flash Cards good as very portable Post it notes around the room Mind maps Ask someone at home to question them or mark their work Record themselves and play it back Complete Past Papers A revision timetable is a must! Exam Date Thursday 29th April 2014
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