IGCSE Paper 1 - Past Paper Solutions

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 Check out these past paper solutions for each type of question in Cambridge International Business Studies. 

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Business Organisation

6 marks

(d) Explain one advantage and one disadvantage to Gomez of being a sole trader.

Franchising

6 marks

(e) Do you think selling franchises is a better way for a retail business to expand than opening

more of its own shops? Justify your answer.

 

External Growth Takeover 

6 marks

Do you think FGH should take over the other business?

Justify your answer

 

Public Limited Company 

6 marks

Identify and explain one advantage and one disadvantage to FGH of becoming a public limited company 

Communication

6 marks

Explain two possible methods of internal communication that a small business could use to inform workers about a possible expansion. Justify which method should be chosen.

Communication Barriers

6 marks

(d) Explain how each of the following could cause communication barriers within HSN.

Internal and External Recruitment

6 marks

 (e) Do you think external recruitment is better than internal recruitment when recruiting a new
manager for a large business?

Justify your answer.

Pricing

6 marks

Do you think BFF should increase its prices? Justify your answer. 

Just-in-time

6 marks

(d) Explain one advantage and one disadvantage to VKW of using just-in-time inventory control

Technology

6 marks

(d) Explain two factors WFG should consider when deciding whether to introduce new technology into its business.

Revenue Calculation

Revenue Calculation

Break Even Calculation

Break Even Calculation

Costs Calculation

Total Costs

Variable Costs

Fixed Costs

Profit Calculation

4 marks

Calculate PLK’s weekly profit

 

Revenue Calculation

2 marks

Calculate the revenue per day. 

Cash Flow

6 marks

(e) Do you think asking customers to pay more quickly is the best way for a small business to

improve its cash-flow? Justify your answer.

Exports

6 marks

Identify and explain two possible problems for BVC when exporting its products

 

Legal Controls

6 marks

The Managing Director thinks the new legal controls to protect the environment will be bad for business. Do you agree? Justify your answer

Business ethics

6 marks

(e)Do you think that businesses should be concerned about ethical issues such as child labour?

Justify your answer.

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