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Business Studies A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Boys

Course description

The department has decided to build on the success of recent years and continue its association with the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance. As a result, we are confident that we can carry on building upon our considerable success in public examinations.

Course content

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 (A-level only)
8 Choosing strategic direction (A-level only)
9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A-level only)
10 Managing strategic change (A-level only)

Assessment

AS Business Paper 1 (1-6 above)
Assessed: Written exam:
1 hour 30 mins
80 marks in total
50% of AS

AS Business Paper 2 (1-6 above)
Assessed: Written exam:
1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks in total
50% of AS

A-level Business (1-10 above)
Assessed by:
Written exam: 2 hours
100 marks in total
33.33% of A-level weighting

Paper 2 (1-10 above)
Assessed by:
Written exam: 2 hour
100 marks in total
33.3% of a-level weighting

Paper 3 (1-10 above)
Assessed by:
Written exam: 2 hour
100 marks in total
33.3% a-level weighting

Future opportunities

The courses will give an excellent foundation for further study of Business and Management in Higher Education. The material, having a strong empirical bias, will provide a useful background for any candidate wishing to pursue a career in business. At the last count there were over 1800 Business or Business related courses to choose from at University

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 September 2015

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