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Business A Level at Waddesdon CofE School

Course description

- To develop an understanding of business in a range of contexts
- To develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants
- An understanding that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives
- How to generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues
- An awareness of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals
- To acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis ● How to apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Course content

Paper 1 – 8BSO/01
Theme 1 - Marketing and People
Students will develop an understanding of:
- meeting customer needs
- the market
- marketing mix and strategy
- managing people
- entrepreneurs and leaders
 
 
Paper 2 – 8BSO/02 Theme 2 – Managing Business Activities
Students will develop an understanding
of:
- raising finance
- financial planning
- managing finance
- resource management
- external influences
 

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Paper 1 – 9BSO/01
Theme 1 - Marketing and People and Global Businesses
Students will develop an understanding of:
- meeting customer needs
- the market
- marketing mix and strategy
- managing people
- entrepreneurs and leaders
 
Paper 2 – 9BSO/02
Theme 2 – Managing Business Activities, Decisions and Strategy
Students will develop an understanding
of:
- raising finance
- financial planning
- managing finance
- resource management
- external influences
 
Paper 3 9BSO/03
Theme 3 – Business Decisions and Strategy
- business objectives and strategy
- business growth
- decision-making techniques influences on business decisions
- assessing competitiveness managing change
Theme 4 – Global Business
- globalisation
- global markets and business
- Expansion
- global marketing
- global industries and companies

 

Entry requirements

A-Level and AS level Business are designed to provide knowledge and understanding of businesses of varying sizes and to develop students’ skills of analysis and decision making. The course does not require students to have studied Business at GCSE level but it is important for students to have an interest in current affairs, business or running a small business. GCSE grades of B in English and C in Mathematics are required to take this subject.

Financial information

Students will need to buy a copy of the textbook published specifically for the course by Pearson. The book is not yet on sale but is likely to cost around £25.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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