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A Level Business Studies

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

This course encourages candidates to develop a critical understanding of business organisations, the context in which they operate, the markets they serve and the process of adding value through a problem solving approach to study.

Across 2 years candidates will study 4 units based around marketing, people management, global business and business strategy. As we now move to linear teaching, candidates will sit 3 exams at the end of year 13. 

Details

Year 1

Candidates study topics which will include:

Marketing and people

Managing business activities

Year 2

Candidates will cover further content including global business and business decisions and strategy

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy

Theme 4: Global business

 

Activities

We aim to make the lessons as interesting as possible and relate to real life businesses including:

  • Organised trips for students. Previous trips have included Paris in March 2013 and New York in February 2014.
  • Entry to local / national competitions such as ICAEW Base competition.

How will it be delivered?


Paper 1

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

2 hours, 100  marks

35% of A Level 

Paper 2

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

2 hours, 100 marks

35% of A Level 


Paper 3

Examinations on Themes 1—4 (synoptic paper), based on pre-released case study—Investigating business in a competitive environment.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions

2 hours, 100 marks

30% of A Level

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including Grade 4 or above in GCSE Business or Maths and English at Grade 4.

Your next steps...

The problem solving nature of the course would certainly assist candidates who wish to go onto higher education, but the course would be equally suitable for candidates seeking work in the business sector, or even those wishing to start their own business.

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