A-level Business Studies will help you develop a critical understanding of business behaviour and knowledge of current business strategies and structures.
Some of the content covered includes: - What is business? - Managers, leadership and decision making - Decision making to improve marketing performance- Decision making to improve operational performance - Decision making to improve financial performance- Decision making to improve human resource performance- Analysing the strategic position of a business - Choosing strategic direction - Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies - Managing strategic change
Students will follow a programme which combines class teaching with small group work, discussion, video material, IT and research projects. Homework will be regularly set to aid learning and develop self-study skills. The course will be assessed by three 2 hour exams covering all content above involving, multiple choice, data response, short answers and essay questions.
For the generic A-Level Programme you will need:
- GCSE grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths, plus at least 3 more GCSEs at grade 5 or above
For this specific A-Level you will need:
- 5 or more GCSEs at grade 5 and above including English, Maths and Business.
- (If Business has not been previously studied then a 5 is required in a supporting subject such as Geography, RE, History)