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Business Studies A level at Chancellor's School

Course description

Main topics covered

  • Starting a Business – the challenges and issues of starting a business; enterprise; entrepreneurs business planning, market research, locating a business.
  • Financial Planning – essential financial concepts needed to start a business including: calculating costs, revenues profits; using breakeven analysis and cash flow forecasting.
  • Functional Objectives and Strategies - examining their appropriateness in the context of corporate objectives.
  • Financial Strategies and Accounts - making investment information, measuring performance, financial decisions.
  • Marketing Strategies - analysing markets, and selecting successful marketing strategies, developing marketing plans.
  • Operations Strategies - operational issues, location, innovation, improving operational efficiency.
  • Human Resource Strategies - workforce planning, adapting organisational structures, successful employee relations.
  • Corporate Aims and Objectives - purpose and nature of corporate strategies, stakeholder perspectives.
  • Assessing Change in the Business Environment - the effects of changes in the economic, political, social, ethical and technological environment and responses of organisations.
  • Managing Change - planning for change, leadership and corporate culture, making strategic decisions, decision making.

Assessment

Assessment Information

Unit 1 - Planning and Financing a Business
Written paper: 1 hour 15 minutes
40% of total AS marks
20% of total A Level marks
60 marks

Unit 2 - Managing a Business
Written paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
60% of total AS marks
30% of total A Level marks
80 marks

Unit 3 - Strategies for Success
Written paper 1 hour 45 minutes
25% of A Level
80 marks

Unit 4 – The Business Environment and Managing Change
Written paper 1 hour 45 minutes
25% of A Level
80 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chancellor's School directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Venues

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    • FROM THE NORTH - Take the A1(M) to Hatfield. Exit at Junction 3 and take A1001 signposted Welham Green, then join the A1000 to Potters Bar. After 2 miles at Brookmans Park (transmitting station on left) turn right into George's Wood Road (almost opposite B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.

      FROM M25/SOUTH - From the M25 exit at Junction 24 to Potters Bar. Take the A1000 signposted Hatfield. After about 2.5 miles take a left turn into George's Wood Road (just before B158, Kentish Lane). After 100 yards turn right into Pine Grove, then after 600 yards left (Signposted) to Chancellor's School.