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Business Studies A Level at St Cuthbert Mayne School

Course description

The course is a linear course that has 3 exams at the end of Year 2. All students will over the topics listed below over the 2 years

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
7. Analysing the strategic position of a business (A-level only)
8. Choosing strategic direction (A-level only)
9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A-level only)
10. Managing strategic change (A-level only)

Entry requirements

5 A* - C Grades, including Grade 9 – 4 English and Mathematics


EXAMS (all written – no coursework element)
A Level (33.3% per exam):
Business 1 - 2 hours, Multiple choice, short answer and 2 extended essays
Business 2 - 2 hours, 3 Data response questions
Business 3 - 2 hours, 1 case study and 6 questions

Future opportunities

Accountancy, Law, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Media, Economics and Politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Cuthbert Mayne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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