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Business A Level at Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School

Course description

You will study business in a variety of contexts (e.g. large/small, UK focused/ global, service/manufacturing) and consider:

• the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making

• the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness

• the competitive environment and the markets in which businesses operate

• the influences on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues

• the factors that might determine whether a decision is successful e.g. the quality of data and the degree of uncertainty

• how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how businesses operate and compete

• the impact on stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions

• use of non-quantitative and quantitative data in decision making (including the interpretation of index numbers and calculations such as ratios and percentages).

Entry requirements

A* - C in 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English Language.


AS level assessment - Assessment is by two one-and-a-half hour written exams at the end of the course. Paper 1: Two compulsory sections, including multiple choice, short answer questions and data response questions. Paper 2: One compulsory case study consisting of seven questions.

A-level assessment - The A-level is assessed by three two hour written exams at the end of the course. Paper 1: Multiple-choice questions, short answer and two essays. Paper 2: Three compulsory data response questions. Paper 3: One compulsory case study consisting of six questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

Key information

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