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Business Studies GCE A Level at Oriel High School

Course description

In an increasingly competitive culture it could help you stand out from the crowd.
Business related topics are among the most popular fields of study at universities
worldwide, particularly at graduate level and business graduates are in high demand
Business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society. It is
demonstrated through the interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations to provide a dynamic learning environment which relates to issues that are relevant in today’s society.

Course content

Subject content:
»» 1 What is business?
»» 2 Managers, leadership and decision making.
»» 3 Decision making to improve marketing performance.
»» 4 Decision making to improve operational performance.
»» 5 Decision making to improve financial performance.
»» 6 Decision making to improve human resource performance.
»» 7 Analysing the strategic position of a business (A-level only).
»» 8 Choosing strategic direction (A-level only).
»» 9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A-level only).
»» 10 Managing strategic change (A-level only).
Independent study commitment (approximately 4 hours per week).

Entry requirements

Students should achieve grade B in GCSE English and Maths.
 Sitting Business at GCSE level is a bonus.


How will I be assessed?
Units 1- 6 will be assessed in year 12 over two papers each worth 50%. Units 1-10 can be assessed all together at the end of year 13.
Three papers will be sat at the end of A level and each has equal weighting of 33.3%.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years