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Business Studies A Level at Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Course description

Why study Business?

Given the fact that many of you, in years to come, will end up working in a business environment, it would seem to be a good idea to find out more about how the complex world of business actually works.

Businesses operate in ever-changing, dynamic environments. Every lesson draws on events that are actually happening in the business world. We make regular use of online facilities so that you are as up to date as you need to be.

If you are a student who has an interest in the world of business and how the decision making process takes place, then studying business maybe a good option for you and it is worth finding out more.

Course content

What will I study?

The AS/A Level course involves an investigation of the principal areas of business activity. Areas of study will include: Business Activity Marketing Human Resource Management Finance Operations Leadership & Managers

Students will study the following:

AS Business

What is a business?

Managers, leadership and decision making

Decision making to improve marketing performance

Decision making to improve operational performance

Decision making to improve financial performance Decision making to improve human resource performance

A Level Business All of the above plus:

Analysing the strategic position of a business

Choosing strategic direction Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

6 GCSE A*-C including English Language and Mathematics

 

Assessment

How will I be assessed?

There are 2 examinations at AS level and 3 examinations for A Level as can be seen below:

AS Paper 1: Business 1 Written exam: 1 hours 30 minutes, 80 marks in total, 50%of AS Paper 2: Business 2 Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 80 marks in total, 50% of AS

A Level Paper 1: Business 1 Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total. 33.3% of A Level

Paper 2: Business 2 Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total. 33.3% of A Level

Paper 3: Business 3 Written exam: 2 hours, 100 marks in total. 33.3% of A Level.

Future opportunities

Where might this course take me?

Students who study this course have gone on to many and varied careers, including both employment and university courses in the areas of :

Accountancy

Finance

Insurance

Banking

Marketing

Human Resource Management

Teaching

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: 17 November 2016
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