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Business Studies A level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Business Studies puts the student at the centre of the decisions you would have to make starting your own business to analysing how other businesses operate. It combines both a practical attitude to solving problems with the theoretical techniques used to help a firm to arrive at the best solution. The whole A Level course offers introductions to the main areas of business management, marketing, finance and operations.

Course content

Theme 1: Marketing & People. You will be introduced to the market, explore the marketing and people functions and investigate entrepreneurs and business start up.

Theme 2: Managing business activities. Exploring the finance and operations functions, and investigate external influences on business.

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy. Exploring influences on business strategy and decision-making.

Theme 4: Global business. Carry out an investigate businesses that trade on a global scale and explore their reasons for doing so.

Entry requirements

GCSE Business grade B if studied, or grade B in English and Maths


Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses: Data response questions, worth 35%

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy: Data response questions, worth 35%

Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment: Data response questions, worth 35%

Future opportunities

Due to its relevance in modern society and the breadth and depth of study, Business Studies prepares students for a wide range of degree programmes or a career within any commercial environment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September