Business Studies A Level at Priory School Edgbaston
The Business A Level is designed to enable students to focus on the dynamic nature of the contemporary business world. It will provide opportunities for research into topical business issues and offer opportunities for the development and application of a full range of academic skills. Students will explore real business situations, be practical in the application of business concepts and understand the role of the entrepreneur and business in society.
The AQA syllabus for Business A Level consists of 10 elements, delivered over two 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
8. Choosing strategic direction
9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
10. Managing strategic change
Those students who wish to complete only an AS in Business will study only options 1-6 above.
To take Business, students are normally required to have a GCSE grade B in both mathematics and English. However, no previous knowledge of Business is needed.
Both the AS and A Level are 100% examination. Students who take the AS will have their exams at the end of Year 12, whereas those students who do the full A Level in Business will be assessed at the end of Year 13.
The most popular career pathway for Business students is into the world of business. Whether it’s starting up your own company, working for a multi-national corporation, working in human resources or even turning to accountancy, the possibilities are endless. All businesses (and other organisations like charities and hospitals) need sound business skills behind them. So no matter what path you decide to take, your business skills will come in handy.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Priory School Edgbaston directly.