- For the Unit 3 exam, you’ll have to answer written questions, not just multiple choice ones
- They come in 3 to 10 mark varieties
- My teacher had a good mnemonic for answering 8 and 10 mark questions:
- KEDAC (or rearranged, “CAKE : D“, but that doesn’t give you the order)
- I’m not going to steal that to use in this revision guide, though
- Make sure you properly read the question before attempting to answer!
- 1-mark questions are the multiple choice ones, or simple short definitions – just a sentence or a tick in the box will do!
- 3-mark questions need you to expand a little more
- 6-mark questions need you to do some proper analysis / evaluation / whatever
- For 8 and 10 mark-ers, it get’s complicated
- Basically, the more marks available, the more you have to write
- In my first mock, I made the mistake of writing way too much for the short questions
- I got them right, but I didn’t make it to the end of the paper in time!
- READ THE QUESTION (perhaps a massive case study comes with it…)
- You’ll be asked to suggest something about a business, or compare two options, etc.
- You need to write the definitions of any key business words in the question and any related key terms you’ll be talking about
- Relate these definitions to the question and the current ‘option’ you’re talking about
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages – give a few of each
- Now cover the other ‘option’, or suggest an alternative to what you’ve already written about – not in as much detail
- Say which is best, or sum it up in a sentence, etc.
- Read (the f***ing question!)
- Define (key words)
- Relate (to question)
- Evaluate (pros and cons)
- Other (option)
- RDREOC… okay, that’s a bit crap. Don’t remember it like this.
- Remember – for 1 to 6 mark questions you don’t have to bother with this