The question paper was of a good standard with questions from all the cognitive levels as prescribed in the national guideline document. The candidates that prepared for the examination achieved very good marks, but those who did not prepare for the examination did poorly.
(General overview of Learner Performance in the question paper as a whole)
A random sample of 325 scripts show an average of 40,9% performance on the question paper as a whole.
Very few candidates choose questions 6 on financial investment and 7 on ethics.
Multiple choice questions (1.1.1) identification a type of integration and and function of different levels of management in (1.1.10)
Alternatives: in sub question (1.2.2) most candidates could not distinguish between prime and repo rates.
Candidates could not match the Johannesburg Security Exchange with its function of serving as link between the investors and entrepreneurs. This is one of the most important functions of the JSE Security Exchange.
These business concepts should be taught by means of practical examples that can be extracted from the media, like television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Short assessment test should be regularly conducted to familiarise learners with these business concepts.
Learners should be exposed to concepts taught in every topic and short memory assessment should be conducted on regular basis in various assessment forms like puzzles, crosswords above these concepts and business terminologies can be extracted from articles in the newspapers, magazines radios and television news.