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                        GCSE Applied Business



    Unit 1 – Investigating Business

You are going to write a project about Cadburys and Sainsburys.

Your project will include a section about each company on each of
the topics we have done in class.

You have already done some work and collected evidence. Now
you are going to put it altogether.



These are the topics your project will include:

Business aims and objectives
Types of ownership
Choice of location
Structure
Functional areas
Arrangements for communications
Competition
Economic conditions
Environmental issues




This project is worth 1/3 of the total grade for the double GCSE

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               Tips for doing your project

                                   Do

Word process all of your work
Make a plan of when you are going to tackle things
Use photographs, pie charts, graphs, diagrams and maps
Use newspaper and magazine cuttings
Use the example project as a guide
Use the portfolio text books
Work steadily, bit by bit, week by week
Hand in your work in a professional looking folder
Ask for lots of help from parents and teachers



                                  Don’t

Think that one sentence answers are enough
Delay
Miss the deadline
Produce scruffy, skimpy work




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                  Part 1.       Aims and Objectives


                                  Grade F

Describe what Cadbury’s main activities are.
Describe what Cadburys do as a company.
How does what Cadburys do help them to meet the
company aims and objectives?
Describe what Sainsbury’s main activities are.
How does what Sainsburys do help them to meet the
company aims and objectives?



                                  Grade C

Write a clear explanation of the aims and objectives for Cadburys
and Sainsburys.
Write a clear explanation of what both companies main activities
are.
Explain clearly how Sainsbury’s and Cadbury’s main activities help
them to achieve their aims and objectives.

                                  Grade A

Produce a detailed account of Sainsbury’s and Cadbury’s main activities.
Give a thorough explanation of the aims and objectives of both companies.
Explain how Sainsburys will have to change their activities in the next few
years to continue to meet their aims and objectives.
Explain how Cadbury’s will need to change their activities in the next few
years to continue to meet their aims and objectives.




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                     Part 2.      Functional Areas

                                 Grade F

Pick four functional areas. Two from Cadburys and two
from Sainsburys.

1) Say what the main purpose of each area is.
2) List three things that each are does.

You could choose from;
Marketing                               Human resources
Finance                                 Research and Development
Administration                          ICT
Customer services                       Production

                                 Grade C

Give a clear explanation of the purposes and activities of four
different functional areas. Two from Cadburys and two from
Sainsburys.

For example, you might choose Research and Development for
Cadburys followed by Marketing and Human Resource
Management at Sainsburys. You could also consider
Administration, Customer Services or Production. Give examples of
the work done by the people in each of these departments.

                                 Grade A

You should give a thorough and very detailed account of what happens in
four functional areas. Two from Cadburys and two from Sainsburys.
You must include details of what the purpose of each area is and the types of
jobs and duties that there are in those areas.

For example, you might choose Research and Development for Cadburys
followed by Marketing and Human Resource Management at Sainsburys. You
could also consider Administration, Customer Services or Production. Give
examples of the work done by the people in each of these departments.




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                     Part 3.       Communication


F Grade

Describe at least five internal and five external
communication methods used by the two companies.


C Grade

Describe at least five internal and five external communication
methods used by the two companies and explain why they have
chosen these.


A Grade

Describe at least five internal and five external communication methods used
by the two companies. Explain why you think they have these methods. For
each of the different methods of communication that you have described,
give your own opinion about how well they work within the two companies.
For example, what are the plusses and minuses of using an e-mail to
communicate between the Human Resources and the people that make the
chocolates at Cadburys.




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                   Part 4.      Type of Ownership



                                Grade F

Clearly say what the ownership of each company is
(example; public limited company, limited company, partnership,
sole trader).

Describe what this type of ownership means for the owners.




                                Grade C

For each company, describe the type of ownership (public
limited company, limited company, partnership etc).

What is the liability of the owners with this type of
ownership?




                                A Grade

Say what type of ownership each company has. Explain why you think the
companies have chosen this type of ownership. Explain what the owner’s
liability is with this type of ownership.




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                           Part 5.      Location

Grade F

Write about the location of the Cadbury’s factory in
Birmingham and the Sainsburys store in Swadlincote.
Where exactly are they?
Why do you think they have chosen this site.


Grade C

For each company describe their location. Your description should
be very detailed.
Give reasons why the company has chosen this particular place.


Grade A

For each company describe their location.
Give reasons why the company has chosen this particular place.
What is the impact of choice of location on each company’s overall
performance? You will need to explain with examples how a good location
helps the companies achieve their objectives.
Also explain how the objectives would suffer if the location was not right.




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                   Part 6.       External Influence

Grade F

For Cadburys and Sainsburys describe at least five things
that could happen outside each company that could affect
them. For example; there will soon be new laws about the
labels on high fat and sugary foods. This will affect
Sainsburys.

Grade C

For each company explain at least five things that could happen
outside the organisation that could affect them.
At least one should be something the competition (Asda, Tesco
etc) might do.
At least one must be something to do with the environment.
At least one must be to do with the UK or world economy.

Grade A

For each company describe the main external factors that could affect them.

You should consider;
What the competition might do
Things that could change in the economy
Environmental issues.

Describe the strengths and weaknesses of each company in dealing with each
of the external factors.
Give you own opinion about how well each company is placed to be
successful in the future.




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