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Business at Tring School

Course description

Awarding Body: AQA

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Business is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers. Students are introduced to business in Themes 1 and 2 through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applications to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed in Themes 3 and 4, requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business, to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.

Business will give students a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they service and the process of adding value through consideration of the internal workings and management of profit-making and non profit-making organisations. Detailed and indepth study of the external environment is also key to Business teaching at this level, with students developing decision making skills within this wider context.


Course content

3.1 What is business?

3.2 Managers Leaders and decision making

3.3. Decision making to improve marketing performance.

3.4 Decision making to improve operational performance.

3.5 Decision making to improve Financial performance.

3.6 Decision making to improve Human resources performance.

3.7 Analysing the strategic position of a business

3.8 Choosing Strategic direction

3.9 Strategic methods: how to perdue strategies

3.10 Managing strategic change


Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE Business Studies plus a Grade 5 in Maths and English Language. If Business has not been taken as a GCSE then a Grade 6 in Maths and English Language



100% Examination over three papers each paper is 2 hours, 100 marks and worth 33.3% of the A-level. All 10 topic areas will be assessed across the three papers.




How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tring School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years