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Business Studies A Level at Nene Park Academy

Course description

There is a strong argument that in the future everyone will need to have had a business education. Whatever you choose to do in your future, the chances are that it will involve some kind of “business”. Studying Business will offer you the widest scope and greatest opportunities and flexibility of any subject you could choose. It is exciting and dynamic; you will learn how to think strategically and act responsibly.

You will learn how to apply your knowledge to real businesses, work in teams and discover how to present a solid business case. Business Studies will, therefore, prepare you for the world of work and enterprise.



Course content

In Year 12 you will study:

1. What is Business?

2. Managers, leadership and decision making

3. Decision making to improve: operational performance, marketing performance, financial performance and human resources performance.

Assessment is by two one and a half hour written examinations,

Paper one consists of; multiple choice, short answer and data response questions

Paper two consists of  a case study consisting of seven questions


In Year 13 you will study:

The same topics as Year 12 plus the following additional topics:

1. Analysing the strategic position of a business

2. Choosing strategic direction

3. Strategic methods

4. Managing strategic change

Assessment is by three two hour written papers at the end of the course:

Paper one consists of multiple choice, short answer questions and two essays.

Paper two consists of three compulsory data response questions

Paper three consist of a case study with six questions




Entry requirements

Standard (English and Maths at Grade 4 in addition to 3 further GCSE or equivalent at a C and above).


A Level Business is assessed by end of year external written exams. Please see course content for details.

Future opportunities

Business Studies is an excellent basis for a career or for a university degree in many subjects including; Business, Finance, Accounting and Sports Management.


Further information

Examination Board: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Bu

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