- 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
Paper 1: Business 1 (33.3% of A-Level):
A two hour written exam, based on all content above. Consisting of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and two essay questions (25 marks each)
Paper 2: Business 2 (33.3% of A-Level):
A two hour written exam, based on all content above. Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions
Paper 3: Business 3 (33.3% of A-Level):
A 2 hour written exam, based on all content above. One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.
The course is delivered through a variety of case studies, videos, textbooks, student-centred activities and possible visits to organisations. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend revision conferences and have access to excellent business-related facilities.
Minimum Entry Requirements:
5 x 5s
4 in English and Maths
Subject Specific Entry Requirements:
5 in GCSE Maths
* Please note that Level 2 vocational courses are the equivalent of 1 GCSE and only 1 will be counted towards the A-Level pathway entry requirements
What can I do with Business after sixth form?
Business Studies will allow you to go to university to study a variety of subjects. Careers in finance, accounting, marketing, management and other ‘business related’ areas are also possibilities for students who have studied this subject.