I imagine myself in a managerial position in the future! taking a level business studies gives me the theory and the information to understand how businesses are created, managed and become successful.

Megan Spink

Megan Spink

Course Description

The course begins with an introduction to what business is and understanding the nature and purpose of business. Students will then go on to study Managers,
Leadership Styles and Decision-Making Techniques and how these could lead to improvements in marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance. This course will encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for studying business and gain a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts. It will also test their numerical skills in a range of different business settings.

Entry Requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).

If a student is applying for a course in a subject that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would have achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.

Course Content

The A Level course will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the practices and techniques used within marketing, finance, operations management and human resource management.

In Year 2 students will focus on analysing the strategic position and performance of a business. They will also study the strengths and weaknesses in the financial performance of that business, and highlight any opportunities and threats that may arise within a competitive market. There is also the chance to examine the international market and the use of digital technology in a modern world.

Assessment

Paper 1 – Business 1
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level

Paper 2 – Business 2
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level

Paper 3 – Business 3
Written exam – 2 hours
100 marks
33.3% of A Level

Future Opportunities

This course provides a suitable basis for entry to degree courses in business, accounting, law, environmental studies, marketing and management.

Careers are possible in any area of business and many of our students go on to study at university in business related degrees.

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