A Business A Level is a desirable qualification regardless of whether your next step is further education or employment. The skills you will develop will be an asset for any academic course, but the subject knowledge will be relevant to degrees in business, management, economics, accounting, marketing, psychology, politics and geography to name but a few. The value of businessrelated subjects is demonstrated by their prevalence within joint honour degrees. This course provides a breadth of knowledge that will enable you to understand the interrelationships between various business functions, increasing your chances of making an impact in the workplace. The topics studied by the students lend themselves to studying and engaging with the business world. The specification and assessment are structured to encourage students to follow business developments and think critically about contemporary business issues, with most assessment material is based on real business situations. By examining and thinking critically about real business situations as they study the business studies, students will gain an insight into different contexts which will help them to understand the key issues in any situation and compare and contrast this with other situations and apply their understanding. Business studies also encourages students to acquire a range of important and transferable key skills including, data skills, presenting arguments and making judgements, problem solving, planning and conducting research and the ability to challenge their own assumptions using evidence. The A Level specification includes the following topics: 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 and managing strategic change.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language or English Literature.
This course can be studied as part of the Valley Park Curriculum offer where students within the Valley Invicta Academy trust may avail of courses on offer in our partner schools across the trust.