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Business Studies at St Philip Howard Catholic High School

Course description

If you are interested in understanding what business is, what impacts on success and failure and how to take business decisions based on facts, then this is the course for you. Learning business theory allied to real life examples, you will be able to make thos difficult judgements. People who are interested in the world around them will find this course crucial as we will study how to improve business performance accross a wide range of subject areas, marketing, operations, finance, human resources and the setting of and measuring strategic change in an ever changing environment. Logical thought processes and the ability to analyze are an advantage, but most of all a passion for learning and commitment to high standards are essential.

Course content

AS and A2: A course all about decision making in business. Linear by structure, with no distinct units, students will be studying areas such as Planning and Financing a Business, How to Manage a Business, How to set and Measure Strategies for Success and the Global Business Environment and Managing Change. 

 

Entry requirements

Course Requirement: You do not need to have studied Business Studies at GCSE, but must have a minimum grade of C in Mathematics and English

Assessment

AS Paper 1
50% of AS Level: 1 hour 30 minutes examination: 3 sections
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Short Answer Questions
- 2 questions requiring extended answers on an unseen case study

AS Paper 2
50% of AS Level: 1 hour 30 minutes examination
One compulsary case study with 7 questions requiring an extended response

A2 Paper 1
33.3% of A2 Level
2 hour examination
3 sections
- Multiple Choice Questions
- Short Answer Questions
- 2 essay questions

A2 Paper 2
33.3% of A2 Level
2 hour examination
3 data response questions

A2 Paper 3
33.3% of A2 Level
2 hour examination
One compulsary case study with 6 questions

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Philip Howard Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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