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Business Studies A level at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

Theme 1: Marketing and people
 
Students will develop an understanding of:
  • meeting customer needs
  • the market
  • marketing mix and strategy
  • managing people
  • entrepreneurs and leaders
Theme 2: Managing business activities
 
Students will develop an understanding of:
  • raising finance
  • financial planning
  • managing finance
  • resource management
  • external influences
Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy
 
This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 2. Students will develop an understanding of:
  • business objectives and strategy
  • business growth
  • decision-making techniques
  • influences on business decisions
  • assessing competitiveness
  • managing change
Theme 4: Global business
 
This theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1. Students will develop an understanding of:
  • globalisation
  • global markets and business expansion
  • global marketing
  • global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Entry requirements

To follow a programme of A-Level subjects, students must have a minimum of 5.5 GCSE points from at least six GCSEs, which must include English and Mathematics (at grade 5). 
 
In order to study a subject at A-Level that has been studied at GCSE it is necessary to have at least a grade C (grade 5 if English) in that subject.
 
GCSE equivalence grades at C or above, from courses such as BTECs can only be
counted as one of the six grades required for entry to the Sixth Form. These will not be sufficient to study Mathematics or Science at AS Level.
 
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
 
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.

Assessment

3 examinations each 2 hours

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

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