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Applied Business A Level at Skipton Girls' High School

Course description

Is this course for me?

An A Level in Business will suit anyone who is interested in the business world; who wants to know how to get started in industry, and how to run and work within a successful business.

Course content

AS Qualification Structure: Unit 1 – Investigating Business

In this portfolio assessed unit, candidates will explore the aims and objectives of businesses, the needs of their customers and how these are met through the use of the marketing mix.

Unit 2 – People in Business

In this portfolio assessed unit, candidates will study the roles and responsibilities of people in business and the qualities an employer looks for in its employees.

Unit 3 – Financial Planning and Monitoring

In this externally assessed unit, candidates will be assessed on their ability to calculate business costs, revenues and hence profits and will be required to know how managers use this information in decision making.

A2 Qualification Structure: Unit 8 – Business Planning

In this portfolio assessed unit, candidates will be given the opportunity to produce a structured business plan for a new product or service.

Unit 10 – Promotional Activities

In this portfolio assessed unit, candidates will learn how promotional activities, such as advertising and personal selling, are carried out by profit and not-for-profit businesses.

Unit 12 – Managing People

In this externally assessed unit, candidates will be required to demonstrate that they understand how different types of management style impact upon the way in which a business operates and upon the staff who work in it.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Mathematics and English Language.

Future opportunities

A business qualification can open the door to literally hundreds of careers – too many to list here! Whatever route you choose to follow throughout your career, your business qualification will provide relevant knowledge whether it’s marketing, management, customer services or accounting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Skipton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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