0450 IGCSE Business Studies – Paper 1 Structure – Syllabus is made of 4 questions. Each question have 5 parts. Each part with Mark Scheme is defined below. 0450 Business Studies Syllabus 2020 can be of help before reading this article.

Part a) 2 Marks Question

Normally a Definition, Basic Calculation or Identification style question. For detailed explanation of 2 marks question, refer paragraph given above.

Part b) 2 Marks Question

Normally a definition, calculation, Identify advantages / disadvantages, features, reasons or types of a term given. For detailed explanation of 2 marks question, click here.

Part c) 4 Marks Question

This part normally starts by Identify & Explain two Advantages / Disadvantages / Features of a particular business term. The question is similar to 2 marks question in part b, but need an explanation to each advantage / disadvantage / feature is required. This part carries 2 marks for identifying the advantage / disadvantage / feature and 2 marks for explanation of that advantage / disadvantage / feature.

Part d) 6 Marks Question

This 6 Marks Part of IGCSE Business Studies consists of two/three parts in 0450 IGCSE Business Studies – Paper 1 Structure – Syllabus

If there are 2 sub-parts of this section then each part has 3 marks allocated. Alternatively, if there are 3 sub-parts then 2 marks are allocated for each sub-part. Each part needs an identification as well as explanation. 1 Mark is allocated to Identification 1 for Analysis and 1 mark for each evaluation.

  • Knowledge [2 × 1] Award 1 mark for each relevant factor
  • Application [2 × 1] Award 1 mark for each relevant reference to this business
  • Analysis [2 × 1] Award 1 mark for each relevant explanation

Part e) 6 Marks Question

As per the 0450 Business Studies New 2020 Syllabus, the 6 marks are distributed as per the following criteria;

  • Knowledge [1] Award 1 mark for identification of relevant ways(s)
  • Application [1] Award 1 mark for a relevant reference to this business
  • Analysis [2]: Award up to 2 marks for relevant development of point(s)
  • Evaluation [2] Award up to 2 marks for a justified decision on which of the two options DPC should choose.

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