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Applied Business A Level at The Maplesden Noakes School

Course description

Applied Business focuses on four key themes: People, Markets, Finance and Operational Delivery. Each unit addresses aspects of these themes to ensure coherent learning.

Learners cover topics including:

• The role of finance in planning an enterprise, analysing and making financial    decisions

• How organisations use human, physical and financial resources to achieve goals

• Enterprising behaviour and how it encourages entrepreneurial opportunities.


Course content

In Year 12 the following units will be covered:

Unit 1 - Financial planning and analysis

Learners explore different ways in which enterprises can be owned and financed. Learners will need to understand the issues that enterprises face and will use this information to make business decisions.

Unit 2 - Business dynamics

Learners investigate factors contributing to the success of businesses, focussing on the role of managers, supervisors and employees. They consider how businesses organise themselves and will analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of these organisational structures.

Unit 3 - Entrepreneurial opportunities

Learners develop an understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities and investigate how individuals can exploit these through personal enterprise. They consider opportunities for personal enterprise for a given context and propose marketing and operations activities to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Entry requirements

Grade 4-9 in GCSE English and Maths.. BTEC Business Merit of High if taken.

Financial information

No Cost

Future opportunities

This qualification supports entry to a range of business and enterprise associated higher education courses, such as management, finance, entrepreneurship, economics etc, when taken alongside other qualifications and is confirmed by the specific support of a number of universities. In addition, the qualification carries UCAS points. 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs K Noble
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01622759036