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Business Studies A Level at The Campion School

Course description

The A2 course considers strategies for larger more established business and how managers might measure the performance of the business. It recognises that a business can be affected by events which it cannot control and considers how a business can plan and manage change. The A2 is divided into 2 modules: Unit 3 Strategies for success. This unit makes up 25% of the total A Level marks based on unseen case study. The subject content of the exam is:- FUNCTIONAL OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGIES — examining their appropriateness in the context of corporate objectives. FINANCIAL STRATEGIES AND ACCOUNTS — making investment decisions, measuring performance, financial decisions. MARKETING STRATEGIES — analysing markets and selecting successful marketing strategies, developing marketing plans. OPERATION STRATEGIES — operational issues, location, innovation, improving operational efficiency. HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGIES — workforce planning, adapting organisational structures, successful employee relations. Unit 4 The Business Environment and Managing Changes, again making up 25% of the total A Level marks. Students will face questions based around a pre-seen case study and a choice of essay questions of which the student will select one. The subject content of the exam is: CORPORATE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES — purpose and nature of corporate strategies, stakeholder perspectives. ASSESSING CHANGES IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT —the effects of changes in the economic, political, social, ethical and technological environment and responses of organisations. MANAGING CHANGE

Entry requirements

The Department will accept and welcome students who have not taken Business Studies at GCSE. Students who have taken Business Studies GCSE will be expected to gain at least a B Grade.

Future opportunities

There are a vast range of options available to students who have followed this course. It can be used as a stepping stone to either Higher Education and/or a professional career.

Further information

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

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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