(a)(ii) Paper 2 Question Guide


⏰ Timing▶ Command Word% Final Grade4.5 minsExplain 6 %(2 on Paper 2)


There are two (a)(i) questions on paper 2, 6% of your final AS grade. 

The command word is ‘explain’, however, this can be misleading as we require two points showing knowledge and understanding, and a relevant example. 

⭐⭐⭐Pro Tip - Clear and Concise⭐⭐⭐

Avoid explaining the business concept further and making links with the case study as this will use up valuable time and will not be rewarded with additional marks.  Keep answers clear and concise to stay within your 4.5 minutes time limit for this question.

✍🏽 Exemplar Question and Solution 💡

(a) Explain the term ‘start-up capital’ (line 15). [2]Money invested in setting up a business to pay for everything that will be required to launch. For example, hiring employees, product development costs or working capital needed until the new busin...

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