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Business AQA AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

The interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations to provide a dynamic specification. The content is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society – you will study key contemporary developments such as digital technology and business ethics, and globalisation is covered throughout the topics.

 

 

 

 

 

Course content

Students of this course should study business in a variety of contexts (eg 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 eg 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

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied.

 

Assessment

Paper 1: Business 1

What's assessed - 1– 6

Assessed:

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of AS

Questions

Three compulsory sections:

  • Section A has 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 10 marks
  • Section B has short answer questions worth approximately 20 marks
  • Section C has two data response stimuli with questions worth approximately 25 marks.

 

Paper 2: Business 2

What's assessed - 1 – 6

Assessed:

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks in total
  • 50% of AS

Questions:

  • One compulsory case study consisting of approximately seven questions.

 

Before the qualification can be awarded, students must undertake both the assessments.

Future opportunities

Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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