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A Level : Business Studies at Wigston College

Course description

1. What is business?

2. Managers, leadership and decision making.

3. Decision making to improve marketing performance.

4. Decision making to operational performance.

5. Decision making to financial performance.

6. Decision making to improve human resource performance.

7. Analysing the strategic position of a business.

8. Choosing strategic direction.

9. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

10.Managing strategic change.

Course content

As described in Course Description

Entry requirements

GCSE 4+ in English and Maths, and a Grade C in a Humanities/Social Studies subject

Students will need at least 6 A* - C GCSE grades.

Assessment

Assessment: Paper 1 All course content assessed. Written Exam - 2 hours 100 marks in total weighting - 33.3% of A Level Three compulsory sections: Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) worth 15 marks. Section B has short answers questions worth 35 marks. Section C has two essay questions (choice of one of from two and one from two) each worth 25 marks.

 

Paper 2: Business 2 All course content assessed. Written Exam - 2 hours 100 marks in total Weighting - 33.3% of A Level Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions.

Paper 3: Business 3 All course content assessed. Written Exam - 2 hours 100 marks in total Weighting - 33.3% of A Level One compulsory case study followed with approximately six questions.

Financial information

Leicestershire Post 16 Bursary

Students are able to apply to us for support to overcome any barriers to learning.

Future opportunities

 

You could do a degree course in Business Studies or Management, Finance, Accountancy, Administration or a related area. You could work in a variety of businesses in a range of careers, including management, marketing, sales, personnel, finance and accounts.

 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us via email at  admin@wigstonmat.org, tel 0116 288 1611 and view our websitewww.wigstoncollege.org

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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