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Business Studies A level at Richard Challoner School

Course description

This subject is about the business world, how it works and how it affects society. It is centrally concerned with how businesses analyse their options to achieve the best outcome. This course provides a broad understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progression to higher education. Students will gain a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants and they will generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues. Students will acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis and they will apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Course content

  1. What is business?
  2. Managers, leadership and decision making to ....

            a)... improve market performance

            b)...improve operational performance

            c)...improve financial performance

            d)...improve human resource performance

       3.  Analysing the strategic position of a business

        4. Choosing strategic direction

        5.  Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

        6.  Managing strategic change 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 or above in Business Studies (if the GCSE has been taken).

GCSE Grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English Language.


3 written exams of 2 hours each

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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