Business AS/A2 Level at St Mary's Catholic High School
The syllabus investigates the principles which underlie the key areas of business activity and the application of those principles to the management decision making processes of organisations.
Consequently there is a concentration on management skills and problem solving techniques in the themes which constitute the subject matter:
AS Level Content:
What is business?
Managers, leadership and decision making
Decision making to improve marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance
A2 Level Content (as above plus):
Analysing the strategic position of the business
Choosing strategic direction
Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
Managing strategic change
Students wishing to take Business at A level should have achieved grade B or above across a range of at least three GCSE subjects and at least grade B in English or Maths.
This subject obviously leads on to relevant courses in Business and Management Studies, Accounting, Economics, Languages, Law etc. in higher education. In employment it is relevant to careers in management in any field of industry or commerce, the professions, the health service, education etc and the European Union if taken with a language.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary's Catholic High School directly.