WJEC A Level Business Studies
Business Studies A Level for WJEC

AS Unit BS1 The Business Framework  - Producing Goods and Services

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Paper Questions


Factor Inputs

  • Functions of the entrepreneur

  • Human resources: the rise and decline of employment sectors, changing working patterns.

Physical Resources

  • Land, raw materials, equipment, machinery, and vehicles.

Financial Resources

  • Features of various sources of internal and external funds available to business

Methods of Production

  • Job and batch. Flow/continuous production.

Scale of Production

  • The survival of small firms.

  • Organic and external growth. Horizontal and vertical integration.

  • Franchising

  • Internal and external economies of scale and internal and external diseconomies of scale.


  • Factors affecting business decisions about location. Optimisation of location.