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Business Studies A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

This course is suitable for:

Young people with a genuine interest in the products and services that we as a society

Students interested in the role of business and commerce and how they are impacted
by economic; political; legal; social and technological change

Anyone wishing to learn more about the individual functions and key objectives of
businesses and the impact they have on our everyday life
Anyone interested in setting up their own business enterprise
Anyone wishing to study Business or a related course at university such as
Management; Marketing; International Business; Business Law

Course content

In Year 12 you will be given an introduction to key business areas: marketing, operations,
finance and human resource management. This includes a special focus on decision making – particularly how decisions made in one area can affect the rest of the business.

In Year 13 you will progress to investigate the strategic decisions that all businesses have to make. The focus this year is more upon large scale and global business activity.
Year 12 Units:
Unit 1 – What is business?

Unit 2 – Managers, leadership and decision making
Unit 3 – Decision making to improve marketing performance
Unit 4 – Decision making to improve operational performance
Unit 5 – Decision making to improve financial performance
Unit 6 – Decision making to improve human resource performance

Year 13 Units:
Unit 7 – Analysing the strategic position of a business
Unit 8 – Choosing the strategic direction
Unit 9 – Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
Unit 10 – Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English (literature or language) and grade 5 in mathematics.


A-level assessment consists of three two hour written exams taken at the end of year 13.
Each exam will be worth a third of the A- level. All three papers will draw on material from
the whole course, and will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice
questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case

Future opportunities

Business/ Management courses are amongst the most popular degree applications nationally. Alongside this, there are numerous alternative routes into employment via an apprenticeship for example. Having an A level in Business is a useful passport to getting onto courses such as; Accounting, Management, Languages, Maths, Consultancy, Law and Marketing, to name a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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