Business Studies A Level at Philip Morant School and College
The course aims to develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. This involves consideration of the internal workings and management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision making in a dynamic external environment.
Law, IT, French, English, Sociology
The A Level course explores the inter-relationship between the four main behavioural functions of business, and pays particular attention to the strategic decisions that each of the functional areas may take in order to contribute to the success of the whole business. There is also particular emphasis on the external influences on each of the departments of the business, as well as a focus on the business-wide strategic decisions that a firm may make.
Thecourse assesses the ability of candidates to use, explain, analyse and evaluate the whole of the subject. It requires candidates to think in an integrated and strategic way about the way businesses operate and the way they react to change.
The course requires no previous subject knowledge. Candidates do not need to have taken Business Studies at GCSE Level.
Exam Board: OCR
Component 1: Operating in a local business environment
The question paper consists of two sections. The first is made up of multiple choice questions and the second requires data response and extended answers. Both are based on an unseen case study. The exam is 2 hours long and worth 80 marks.
Component 2: The UK business environment
The question paper consists of two sections. Candidates are required to answer a series of short questions in the first and then answer essay questions on an unseen case study. The exam is 2 hours long and worth 80 marks.
Component 3: The global business environment
The question paper requires students to answer essay questions on an unseen case study. The exam is 2 hours long and worth 80 marks.
There is no coursework in this subject.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Philip Morant School and College directly.