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A Level: Business Studies at The City of Leicester College

Course description

Business Studies  looks at the way businesses operate  in the modern world , programmes like The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den has raised the profile  of Business  to a new generation .

AS consists of  six key topics

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

A-level content

A level incorporates the same six topics as AS plus the following additional  topics:

1.Analysing the strategic position of a business
2.Choosing strategic direction
3.Strategic methods how to pursue strategies
4.Managing strategic change

 

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 5 in Maths & English Language.  All students must continue with Maths and English if they have not achieved a Grade 4                                     

Assessment

AS Assessment

Two   90 minute written exam papers

Paper one – Two compulsory sections, including multiple choice and data response questions.

Paper two – One compulsory case study with seven questions .

A level Assessment

Three  120 minute  exam papers

Paper one – Multiple choice questions, short answer and two essays

Paper two – Three compulsory data response questions

Paper three – One compulsory case study consisting of six questions.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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