Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School has a growing Business Studies department with a reputation for academic success. The departure aims to broaden the knowledge of students through the delivery of a curriculum looking at topical national and international business issues. Moreover, Business Studies adopts a multi-disciplinary approach which links politics and economics within the framework of business organisation.
Outline of the Course
Unit 1 – Marketing and people.
Meeting customer needs, the market, marketing mix and strategy, managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders.
Unit 2 – Managing business activities.
Raising finance, financial planning, managing finance, resource management and external influences.
Unit 3 – Business decisions and strategy (this theme develops the concepts introduced in Unit 2).
Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions, assessing competitiveness and managing change.
Unit 4 – Global business (this theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1).
Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing, global industries and multinational corporations.
Type of Assessment
Examination on Units 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
Examination on Units 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
Examination on Units 1-4 (synoptic paper), based on a pre-released case study – Investigating business in a competitive environment. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks.
Minimum Entry Criteria:
Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Business Studies or 7 in English Language
May be accepted on the course: 6 in Business Studies or 6 in English Language