Business past paper

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N11/3/BUSMT/HP1/ENG/TZ0/XX/M

MARKSCHEME
November 2011

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Higher Level

Paper 1

23 pages

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This markscheme is confidential and for the exclusive use of examiners in this examination session.
It is the property of the International Baccalaureate and must not be reproduced or distributed to any other person without the authorization of IB Cardiff.

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The markbands on pages 3–6 should be used where indicated in the markscheme.

Section A
(c) questions
Level descriptors
Q1 (c)

Q2 (c)

Q3 (c)

Marks
0–7

0

• No knowledge or understanding of relevant issues,
concepts and theories.
• No use of appropriate terminology.

1–2

• Little knowledge and understanding of relevant
issues, concepts and theories.
• Little use of appropriate terminology.
• No reference is made to the information in the case
study.

3–5

• A description or partial analysis/examination with
relevant knowledge and/or understanding of relevant
issues, concepts and theories.
• Some use of appropriate terminology.
• Some reference is made to the information in the
case study, not just to the name of the organization.
• At the lower end of the markband responses are
mainly theoretical.

6–7

• A balanced analysis/examination with accurate,
specific, well-detailed knowledge and understanding
of relevant issues, concepts and theories.
• An analysis/examination that uses appropriate
terminology throughout the response.
• Explicit references are made to the information in
the case study.

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Section B
Q4 (d)

Level descriptors

Marks
0–8

0

• No knowledge or understanding of relevant issues, concepts and theories.
• No use of appropriate terminology.

1–2

• Little knowledge and understanding of relevant issues,
concepts and theories.
• Little use of appropriate terminology.
• No evidence of judgments and/or conclusions.
• No reference is made to the information in the case study.

3–4

• A description with some knowledge and/or understanding of relevant issues, concepts and theories.
• Some use of appropriate terminology.
• No evidence of judgments and/or conclusions.
• Some reference is made to the information in the case study, not just to the name of the organization.
• The response is mainly theoretical.

5–6

7–8

• A response with relevant knowledge and understanding of
relevant issues, concepts and theories.
• A response that uses relevant and appropriate terminology. • Evidence of judgments and/or conclusions that are little more than unsubstantiated statements that has balanced
analysis and demonstrates understanding.
• Explicit references to the information in the case study are made at places in the response.
• A response with accurate, specific, well-detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant issues, concepts and theories. • A response that uses appropriate terminology competently throughout the response.

• A response that includes judgments and/or conclusions that is well supported and underpinned by a balanced analysis.
• Explicit references to the information in the case study are made throughout the response.

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Section C
Q5 (c)

Level descriptors

Marks 0–9

0

• No knowledge or understanding of relevant issues, concepts and theories.
• No use of appropriate terminology.

1–3

• Little knowledge and understanding of relevant issues,
concepts and theories.
• Little use of appropriate terminology.
• No reference is made to the information in the case study and/or the extension material within Section C.

4–6

• A description or partial analysis/examination with relevant knowledge and/or understanding of relevant issues, concepts
and theories.
• Some use of appropriate terminology.
• Some reference is made to the information in the case study...
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