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Business Pearson Edexcel A Level at Cotham School

Course description

A Level Business will give you an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business. It is not just a theoretical subject, it is about real life. This combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying A Level Business highly appealing. If you are interested in the following then this will be the course for you:

  • How does a business calculate its profits?
  • How do governments get economies out of a recession?
  • How do businesses encourage you to buy more than you need?
  • Are zero hours contracts acceptable?
  • What really motivates people?

Course content

What will you learn?

You will learn about businesses and the way they operate in today’s society. You will investigate problems which real businesses are currently facing and use your initiative to develop possible solutions. The A Level is structured into four coherent themes which are marketing and people, managing business activities, business decisions and strategy and finally global business.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used including teacher-led activities, small group work, personal independent research and discussion. Role-play and class-based demonstrations may also be used. You will be encouraged to keep abreast of current business affairs through various media. You must be prepared to study hard, engage with the subject both inside and outside the classroom, to read widely, independently and to practice your writing technique.

Entry requirements

Centre requirements, a 5 in English and Maths would be advantageous.

Assessment

Paper 1

Marketing, people and global business. (35% of qualification)

Paper 2

Business activities, decisions and strategy (35% of qualification)

Paper 3

Investigating business in a competitive environment (30% of qualification).

Future opportunities

A level Business is an excellent base for a university degree, especially degrees in business, management, human resources, accountancy, law, finance as well as politics and economics.  Careers with a business degree are diverse and have a high earning potential. Business skills which tough on every part of our modern society, are in high demand worldwide and this qualification will be a valuable stepping stone whatever your chosen career.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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