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Business Studies at Abraham Darby Academy

Course description

Why choose Business Studies?

Fancy yourself as an integral part of a successful business? Maybe you have got some great ideas for new products or services? Or maybe you just want an inside view into the world of business.

No matter what your vision, Business gives you an incredibly powerful start to launch you on to becoming a business person – either leading or forming part of a workforce. Business will be studied in a variety of contexts – large/small, UK/global, service/manufacturing.

Course content

The Business A-Level course is examined by AQA. The two year qualification will be assessed by three separate two hour exams at the end of year two. Each exam has a 33.3% weighting of the overall A-Level qualification and will cover all of the content from the two year course.

In year one the students will study the following:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
In year 2 the students will study the following:
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 9–5 grades at GCSE to include English and Maths – Maths grade 6 or above preferred due to the financial nature of the course. Prior study of the subject isn’t essential. These are guidelines only and every student’s application will be treated on an individual basis.

Assessment

The Business A-Level course is examined by AQA. The two year qualification will be assessed by three separate two hour exams at the end of year two. Each exam has a 33.3% weighting of the overall A-Level qualification and will cover all of the content from the two year course.

Future opportunities

What opportunities does A-Level Business Studies offer me?


Many former students have gone on to study a Business related degree at University.  Employers will look favourably upon a student who has followed a Business course as it will enhance their understanding of the workplace.

Further information

What other subjects should I study with Business Studies?

Business combines well with other subjects such as MFL, Maths, Geography and English.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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