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Uxbridge High School

GCSE Grade Descriptors

The student is able to consistently demonstrate relevant and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of business concepts and issues.  Effectively apply knowledge and critical understanding to select relevant information from a wide range of financial and non-financial sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.  Use a wide range of subject specific terminology, effectively use and apply a range of relevant quantitative skills, and critically and consistently analyse and evaluate available information and evidence.  Make reasoned, substantiated judgements and conclusions, and, where appropriate, suggest viable recommendations for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate relevant and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of business concepts and issues.  Apply knowledge and critical understanding to select relevant information from a wide range of financial and non-financial sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.  Use a wide range of subject specific terminology, use a range of relevant quantitative skills, and critically analyse and evaluate available information and evidence to make reasoned, substantiated judgements and conclusions.  Where appropriate, suggest viable recommendations for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate relevant and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of business concepts and issues.  Apply knowledge and critical understanding to select relevant information from a range of financial and non-financial sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.  Use a range of subject specific terminology, use relevant quantitative skills, and analyse and evaluate available information and evidence to make reasoned, substantiated judgements and conclusions.  Where appropriate, suggest viable recommendations for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate relevant, accurate and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of business concepts and issues.  Apply knowledge and critical understanding to select relevant information from a range sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in contexts, using subject specific terminology.  Use and apply relevant quantitative skills, and analyse and evaluate available information and evidence to make reasoned judgements and conclusions.  Where appropriate, suggest viable recommendations.

The student is able to demonstrate mostly accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of a range of business concepts and issues.  Apply knowledge and understanding to select information from a range of sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts, using some appropriate subject specific terminology.  Use some relevant quantitative skills, and analyse and provide some evaluation of information and evidence to make plausible judgements and conclusions which may extend to suggesting some viable recommendations for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate some accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of a range of business concepts and issues.  Apply some knowledge and understanding to select information from a range of sources to investigate business organisations and concepts in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts, using some subject specific terminology.  Use some relevant quantitative skills where appropriate, and analyse and provide some evaluation of information and evidence to make plausible judgements and conclusions, which may extend to suggesting some viable recommendations for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate some knowledge and understanding of some business concepts and issues.  Apply some knowledge and understanding to select information to organisations and concepts in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts.  Use some subject specific terminology, use some simple quantitative skills where appropriate, and explain and provide some information to draw basic lines of reasoning.  Make straightforward judgements and, possibly, offer simple suggestions for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of some aspects of business concepts or issues.  Apply, in a limited way, knowledge and understanding to investigate business organisations and/or concepts.  Use everyday language, use some obvious, simple quantitative skills, and use and describe some information to draw basic lines of reasoning.  Make straightforward judgements and, possibly, offer simple suggestions for future activity.

The student is able to demonstrate limited knowledge and understanding of some aspects of business concepts or issues.  Has limited application of knowledge and understanding to investigate business organisations and/or concepts, using everyday language. Can use some obvious, simple mathematical skills, and is able to put forward a basic argument for or against a scenario.  Make a judgement and/or offer simple suggestions for future activity.