Business

Business, Administration and Law

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

Code Bus01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Why study this subject?

The study of Business will allow students to develop an understanding of how businesses work, and to consider the decision-making tools that help business people move towards a more scientific approach to management. They will also develop a multitude of skills, including numeracy, communication and an understanding of research methodology in order to make a smooth transition to the next level of study. They will also be prepared for their next steps into today’s global world.

The subject can be linked with arts or sciences. At university it can be studied alone, but more often than not, it will be studied in conjunction with a foreign language, or just one particular aspect of business studies will be studied to degree level e.g. business finance.

Possible future careers include: business management, marketing, accounting and finance. The course provides an understanding of the environment that all students will face when they leave education and embark on their chosen careers, as well as providing them with vital transferable skills for progression into higher education.


Details

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

• External influences.

Unit 3: Business decisions and strategy

• Business objectives and strategy

• Business growth

• Decision making

• Influences on business decisions

• Assessing competitiveness

• Managing change.

Unit 4: Global business

• Globalisation

• Global markets and business expansion

• Global marketing

• Global industries and companies.


How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: 2 hours; 35% of the A Level qualification

Questions drawn from Unit 1 and Unit 4

Data response and extended open-ended questions.

Paper 2: 2 hours; 35% of the A Level qualification

Questions drawn from Unit 2 and Unit 3

Data response and extended open-ended questions.

Paper 3: 2 hours; 30% of the A Level qualification

Questions drawn from Units 1, 2, 3 and 4

Data response and open-ended questions based on a pre-released context.


Entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in Business or 5 in English Language or Literature if not studied previously

Your next steps...

Please apply directly to our School if you are interested in studying this subject.

admissions@srms.kent.sch.uk