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Business A Level at Congleton High School

Course description

You don’t have to aspire be the next Alan Sugar or Richard Branson to take Business! This subject is for anyone – we all come into contact with businesses every day of our lives and this subject will give you a greater insight to the workings of business and industry. It is a dynamic combination of economics, accountancy, marketing, administration and law.

Course content

All students will complete 10 topic areas which include:
- Managers, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing
- Decision making to improve financial performance
- Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

It is not necessary for you to have followed a course in Business at GCSE. Studying Business requires the manipulation of figures, so it is highly recommended that applicants should have at least a grade B or above in Mathematics and English.

Assessment

Teaching will involve a variety of methods including group work, class discussions and individual research. As the world of business is constantly changing you will need to have an enquiring mind and be able to keep pace with current affairs through the use of newspapers and the internet. Studying A Level Business involves finding solutions to business problems and you may be required to present your findings in the form of presentations and reports. This new course includes greater use of numeracy and literacy skills, and students can expect to have regular assessments in order to show their progress.

Future opportunities

It will provide you with a broad based preparation for careers in management, accountancy, banking, marketing, retail or simply running your own business!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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