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Business Studies A Level at Matravers School

Course description

This course will allow you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the world of business. For example, how a business works; how businesses motivate their employees; how everyday events impact upon the world of commerce and business. Whatever happens when you leave school you will all work somewhere. This course is very relevant to ‘real life’. After completing this course you will be more aware of how a business operates, what its internal processes are and its need to make a profit. These skills will certainly help you when you decide to enter the world of work, and business skills will make you more employable to a potential employer.

Course content

AS Subject content

1 What is business?

2 Managers, leadership and decision making

3 Decision making to improve marketing performance

4 Decision making to improve operational performance

5 Decision making to improve financial performance

6 Decision making to improve human resource performance

A Level Subject content

7 Analysing the strategic position of a business

8 Choosing strategic direction

9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

10 Managing strategic change Business Studies

Future opportunities

There are many things that A Level Business Studies can lead to. A Business Studies/Economics Degree can be studied at many universities as well as Geography, History, Politics, Travel/Tourism or Accountancy. It is also an excellent A Level to have if you are considering a career in Engineering, Management, Marketing/PR or Law. A Level Business Studies is an excellent starting point for any higher level business course, eg: BA Business Studies, BSc Management.

Further information

A-level Business Studies helps students:

•develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value

•be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders

•acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving

•be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.

This course requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research.

This course has no coursework or controlled assessment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 January 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years