Business A Level focuses on problem solving, decision making and developing a range of business skills.
Students will gain an understanding of business in a range of contexts. They will develop an understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants whilst being aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals. Business behaviour is studied from a range of perspectives and students are encouraged to generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues.
Students will develop skills which will enable them to understand the real world of business together with problem solving, decision making and teamwork skills which are applicable to a wide range of career opportunities.
Students will acquire a range of relevant business skills, challenging assumptions and critical analysis together with the ability to apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.
Paper 1: Marketing, people and global business (35% of A Level)
Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategies (35% of A Level)
Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment (30% of A Level) For Paper 3, there will be a pre-released context document.
A combination of classroom study, self study and enrichment activities.
GCSE English and Mathematics grade 6 or above.
On completion of this qualification students will have developed the skills, knowledge and understanding, which will prepare them for entry into higher education or employment. Students can continue with their study of business or related subjects at degree level, seek training or enter employment.