Edexcel Unit 1 Business Environment Assignment Brief

Business Environment

Edexcel Unit 1 Business Environment Assignment Brief

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Task 1 – Individual written report

Select one local charity and one national large business (large PLC or Ltd.) and prepare a report addressing the following: 

  • Identify and describe the and before linking these to the and of each organisation. Compare and contrast these two businesses. AC 1.1.
  • Describe the different stakeholders who influence the purpose of the two businesses and the extent to which an organisation meets the objectives of different stakeholders.  AC 1.2.
  • Explain the responsibilities of both organisations and strategies employed to meet them.  AC 1.3.

Task 2 – Individual written report

Select one national large organisation (large PLC or Ltd.) and prepare a report addressing the following:
(a) Explain how economic systems attempt to allocate resources effectively. AC 2.1.
(b) Assess the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on business organisations and their activities AC 2.2.
(c) Evaluate the impact of competition policy and other regulatory mechanisms on the activities of a selected organisation AC 2.3.

Task 3 – Individual report

(d) Explain how market structures determine the pricing and output decisions of businesses AC 3.1.
(e) Illustrate the way in which market forces shape organisational responses using a range of examples AC 3.2.
(f) Judge how business and cultural environments shape the behaviour of a selected organisation AC 3.3.

Task 4

Prepare a report addressing the following:
(a) Discuss the significance of international trade to UK business organisations.  AC4.1.
(b) Analyse the impact of global factors on UK business organisations AC4.2.
(c) Evaluate the impact of policies of the European Union on UK business organisations AC4.3.