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Business A Level at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

The Edexcel GCE in Business is a broad-based qualification that provides the opportunity for students to explore the world of business in a highly practical way.

By adopting an investigative approach, students develop a range of skills while discovering the problems and opportunities faced by businesses.

Due to the emphasis being placed on realistic business contexts, throughout the course the students develop an understanding of how various business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together, as part of a cohesive business. 

Course content

AS Level

  • Unit 1 - Marketing and people Externally assessed exam Meeting customer needs The market Marketing mix and strategy Managing people Entrepreneurs and leaders.
  • Unit 2 – Managing business activities Externally assessed exam Raising finance Financial planning Managing finance Resource management External influences

A2 Level

  • Unit 3 – Global business Externally assessed exam Globalisation Global markets and business expansion Global marketing Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)
  • Unit 4 – Business decisions and strategy Externally assessed exam Business objectives and strategy Business growth Decision-making techniques Influences on business decisions Assessing competitiveness

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B and above in English and Maths


Externally assessed examinations.

Future opportunities

The course qualifies for UCAS points and it gives students a wide choice of progression options. Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto degrees, training or relevant employment in the business sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2016
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