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Business A-Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

At A2, this specification considers strategies for large businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business. Finally, it considers the effects that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and change in business culture. . There will be many opportunities for students to continue to develop Personal Learning and Thinking Skills throughout the course.

Course content

At A2, this specification considers strategies for large businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business.  Finally, it considers the effects that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and change in business culture.  There will be many opportunities for students to continue to develop Personal Learning and Thinking Skills throughout the course.

Entry requirements

A grade ‘D’ at AS-level in this subject is required to progress from the AS-level to the A-level.

Assessment

 

Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework and through topic tests.

·         Summative assessment will be by two external exams in June

·         Each exam 1hr 45mins carries 25% towards the A Level qualification. One will be based upon an unseen case study and the other will be an essay.  

·         The remaining 50 % of the mark comes from the AS Level Business Studies course.

·         There is no coursework in this course.

 

Future opportunities

This ‘A’-level does have a vocational aspect in terms of valuable knowledge-based skills but its main objective is to certify that the student is of a sufficient academic standard to move onto degree/professional courses in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Business to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.