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Business Studies A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Felsted School

Course description

The subject lends itself to a very
contemporary approach to teaching
and learning. Students are expected to
keep abreast of the news and to
develop an analytical approach to life
from a commercial point of view.
Lessons often contain recent affairs
unfolding across the nation and across
global markets. 
Students will be required to produce
one good quality essay per week and
keep folders organised and to
independently review lesson materials.
In addition to this we expect students
to read newspapers and dip into
resources such as the Economist or
Business Review Magazines. They can
also engage with the subject through
tweeting relevant articles and
responding to departmental tweets


Course content

The following topics are covered during the course.
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

You do not need to have studied
Business Studies at GCSE Level. It is
more important that you have a strong
interest in business issues and want to
learn how a business is organised,
operates, plans and makes its


You will need to learn theory and
apply this theory to real life
scenarios. In addition you will have
to show your ability to analyse the
information that you have presented.
To secure the highest marks you will
also be required to evaluate the
information that you provide.
AS Level
Paper 1: Ten multiple choice
questions and short answer
questions in two compulsory
sections. Two 2-part data response
compulsory questions. 50%
Paper 2: Seven compulsory
questions based on one case
study. 50%
A Level
Paper 1: Fifteen multiple choice
questions and short answer
questions in two compulsory
sections. Two essays with choice
of 1 from 2. 33.3%
Paper 2: Three multi-part data
response compulsory
questions. 33.3%
Paper 3: Six compulsory questions
based on one case study. 33.3%

Future opportunities

Business Studies provides students
with the opportunities to develop
important skills and relevant tools that
will be helpful in many courses and
for employment. The range of careers
that follow studying this subject are so
broad that they cannot be stated in a
list but some of the obvious ones
might be entrepreneurial ventures,
Law, Accounting and Banking.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 June 2015
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Key information

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


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    • **FEES PAYABLE**

      Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.