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Business Studies – Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business functions and operations
  • critically analyses the nature, role and structure of business
  • evaluates the effectiveness of management responses to internal and external influences that affect business
  • interprets and applies specific numerical data to analyse and solve business problems and predict future trends
  • synthesises contemporary business issues when evaluating management responses and strategies
  • clearly communicates using business terminology, concepts and comprehensive case studies in a variety of appropriate formats

Band 5

  • demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of business functions and operations
  • analyses the nature, role and structure of business
  • analyses management responses to internal and external influences that affect business
  • interprets and applies numerical data to analyse and solve business problems and predict future trends
  • applies contemporary business issues when analyzing management responses and strategies
  • communicates using business terminology, concepts and comprehensive case studies in a variety of appropriate formats

Band 4

  • demonstrates knowledge and some understanding of business functions and operations
  • explains the nature, role and structure of business
  • explains management responses to internal and external influences that affect business
  • interprets and applies numerical data with some analysis to solve business problems
  • summarises contemporary business issues with some analysis of management responses and strategies
  • communicates using business terminology, concepts and comprehensive case studies in descriptive formats

Band 3

  • demonstrates basic understanding of business functions and operations
  • describes the nature, role and structure of business
  • describes management responses
  • refers to numerical data when solving business problems
  • displays limited analysis of contemporary business issues
  • communicates using basic business terminology in simple formats

Band 2

  • demonstrates limited understanding of business functions and operations
  • demonstrates limited knowledge of the nature, role and structure of business
  • identifies management responses
  • uses elementary numerical data
  • shows limited communication skills

Band 1

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