Ok that test sucked. it was pretty difficult. Oh, you might not be getting the paper as business studies candidates had to actually hand in a large section of the test paper for marking...so yeh..ive got multi-choice and extended responses somewhere though...
The last question, a 20 marker was a bit of a shocker.
Given two options, first option was on financial planning while the second option was on methods of international expansion and source of funds to finance international expansion. I did the second one.
Short answer I thought was relatively straight forward, no real tricky questions in there.
Multiple choice had a few questions in there that could be interpreted in different ways, but reading the question thoroughly made it again relatively simple. I know I made at least one stupid mistake in this section. Given a balance sheet, with all the values except for retained profit, which was marked with a "?" Just a simple matter of using A = L + OE, but unfortunately for me 60,000 + 10,000 = 70,000, not 80,000.......
the whole test was shit, but with business u all know u can make up shit and thats all i did, i just used techo words and made it sound like i knew my shit when i really didnt, i dont care how i went but ohw ell!
the last question sucked soo baddly
I was slammed on the ext. resp...it's stupid too, because from past papers it was preety clear that they'd ask about finance. Methods was preety easy, but 'effectivness of sources'??? I kind of rubbished on about the sources and made really superfically links to qantas...eeep. I was sort of tempted to write 'be gentle' on the front, but resisted.
i thought it was a hard exam..i knew my stuff but found the short answers really hard, there were a couple of confusing multi choice and also the extended responses were tricky coz they were asking for quite a lot in such a short time period.
i agree basically with what every one else is saying.
i found some multiple choices seemed to have two right answers?? or am i just retarded? haha. the question on why a company would lease delivery trucks (q 11) i thought it could have been to limit cpaital costs AND minimise long term costs to the company...any one got an idea on that one?
as for the report, i really liked the marketing bit, bout found it hard to relATe to ER And change...
extended response SUCKED harcore.
but hey, its over! nuthin we can do now, right guys?
hmm this is strange, so many ppl saying it was hard/difficult.... the feed back ive got from the class at my school that just did it (ordinary public school) is that it was really easy.... like many are confident of well into the 90s for a raw exam mark... oh well.