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A Level Business

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Code BUS/A
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

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.

Details

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.

How will it be delivered?

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination on Units 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35%

2

Examination on Units 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35%

3

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.

30%

Entry requirements

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

Your next steps...

Apart from improving your understanding of an essential aspect of the modern world, the subject may provide you with some of the practical knowledge that will be useful in the world of business and a stepping-stone on the road to entrepreneurship.  In addition, it may provide the first step of academic study in any of the Social Sciences.

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