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Applied Business (A Level) at Broadway Academy

Course description

An introduction to key business areas: marketing, operations, finance and human resource management. This includes a special focus on decision making – particularly how decisions made in one area can affect the rest of the business.

Course content

Year 12

Topic 1 – What is business?

Topic 2 – Managers, leadership and decision making

Topic 3 – Decision making to improve marketing performance

Topic 4 – Decision making to improve operational performance

Topic 5 – Decision making to improve financial performance

Topic 6 – Decision making to improve human resource performance

 

Year 13

Topic 7 – Analysing the strategic position of a business

Topic 8 – Choosing the strategic direction

Topic 9 – Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

Topic 10 – Managing strategic change

 

Entry requirements

You need at least 5 C grades in above and at least a C in English Language and Maths is essential.

Assessment

AS-level assessment consists of two 1 hour 30 minute written exams taken at the end of the first year of the two year course.

Both papers will draw on material from the whole course, and will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies. The results of the AS level do NOT count towards the final A level grade.

A-level assessment

A-level assessment consists of three two hour written exams taken at the end of the two year course.

Each exam will be worth a third of the A-level. All three papers will draw on material from the whole course, and will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies.

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Future opportunities

 

Banking, Insurance, Accountancy, Administration, Personnel Management, Marketing,

Sales, Teaching and Logistics.

Further information

www.aqa.org.uk

 

Mr Mound – Assistant Head teacher/Director of Technical and Vocational Education

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: 07 July 2018
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    • Broadway Academy is situated in Perry Barr in the north of Birmingham.

      We are very proud of our £21million new building which boasts state of the art facilities and a learning environment that is second to none.

      The Sixth Form is an important part of the whole school and students have permanent access to teaching staff and and resources to support their learning. The Sixth Formers are role models to the younger students and help support them by mentoring and running extra-curricular clubs.

      There are excellent public transport links for students coming from across the city.