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Business AS and A level at Frome Community College

Course description

This A Level enables students to engage with, explore and understand business behaviour and develop a critical understanding of what business is and does.

Course content

The AS course includes the following topics:

•  What is business?

•  Mangers, 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.

The A Level incorporates the same six topics as AS, plus the following additional topics:

•  Analysing the strategic position of a business

•  Choosing strategic direction

•  Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

•  Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English and Maths


AS level assessment is by two, one and half-hour written exams at the end of the course.

•  Paper 1

Two compulsory sections, including multiple choice, short answer questions and data response questions.

•  Paper 2

One compulsory case study consisting of seven questions.

The A Level is assessed by three, two-hour written exams at the end of the course

•  Paper 1

Multiple-choice questions, short answer and two essays

•  Paper 2

Three compulsory data response questions

•  Paper 3

One compulsory case study consisting of six questions

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September