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Business at Sutton Grammar School

Course description

The Edexcel A level business course sets out a robust and internationally comparable academic course of study that assesses the knowledge, skills and understanding that will be needed for students planning to progress to undergraduate study.

It enables UK universities to accurately identify the level of attainment of students, develops a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts, enables students to develop a critical understanding of organisations, and business behaviour from a range of perspectives, generating enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues. Students will develop an awareness of ethical dilemmas and responsibilities forced by organisations and individuals and it will engender a range of business generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, and the challenging of
assumptions, critical analysis and a range of numerical quantitative skills.

Course content

Theme 1: Marketing and People
Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
Theme 4: Global Business

Entry requirements

All candidates must pass at least eight GCSEs (Grades A*-C) including English,
Maths and a Science. Four of these subjects should be a minimum of a Grade A
and a further two at a minimum of Grade B. (A Grade A* or A is usually required
in the subjects to be studied at A-level).


Paper 1: Marketing, People and Global Business
(35% of the total A level)

Paper 2: Business Activities, Decisions and Strategy
(35% of the A level)

Paper 3 Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment
(30% of the A level)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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