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Business Studies A Level at The Bishop Wand Church of England School

Course description

Business is front-page news. The way companies operate continues to draw attention and the levels of scrutiny remain consistently high. The Business A Level studies is now more highly focused and encourages students to engage, explore and understand business behaviour whilst developing a critical understanding of what businesses do.

Course 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)

Entry requirements

GCSE Business B/C preferable and English 4


The A Level is assessed by three examinations (Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3) to be taken at the end of the two-year course. There is no coursework.

Future opportunities

This A Level will get you started in business and give you the skills and knowledge to progress to higher education. You could work for a corporation, or a management consultancy. All businesses (and other organisations like charities and hospitals) need sound business skills behind them.

Further information

Trips to the Houses of Parliament and excursions to local businesses. The opportunity to participate in a National Share Competition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop Wand Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016

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