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Business Studies A Level at Harris Academy Peckham

Course description

Some GCSEs and A-levels are changing for first teaching in September 2015, with the Government introducing new regulations about subject content and assessment. A-level Business Studies helps students:

  • develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
  • be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders
  • acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving
  • be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills including data skills, presenting arguments, making judgments and conducting research. This course has no coursework or controlled assessment. 

Although not an entry requirement, this course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Business Studies as this specification builds on the concepts and skills they have already learned.

Course content

Unit 1

Planning and Financing a Business

20% of A Level

1 hour 15 minutes examination

Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study.

Unit 2

Managing a Business

30% of A Level

1 hour 30 minutes examination

Compulsory, multi-part data response questions.

A2 Examinations

Unit 3

Strategies for Success

25% of A Level

1 hour 45 minutes examination

Questions requiring extended answers based on an unseen case study drawing upon

knowledge from AS units.

Unit 4

The Business Environment and Managing Change

25% of A Level

1 hour 45 minutes examination

Pre-release research tasks leading to the first section of a two section examination.

Second section will consist of choice of essays. All questions will be essay style and

synoptic therefore drawing upon knowledge from all four units.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Peckham directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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