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Business A Level at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description

Business applies a great deal of concepts to real world situations and as such requires students to have knowledge of the current business and economic environment. This means students should read/watch the business news on a regular basis and make connections between the theory taught and its application. A large percentage of marks in all examinations are available for explaining and applying theory to business scenarios.
Appropriate sources of information include quality newspapers and magazines such as The Times and The Economist as well as specialist A Level magazines like Business Review. Websites such as the BBC and are also a good source of information.
Reading widely around the subject will help students by giving them a foundation on which to apply their theoretical knowledge. Suggested reading lists are also available to guide students in this area.

Course content

What you will learn:
1. Analysing the strategic position of a business
2. Choosing strategic direction
3. Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
4. Managing strategic change


Formal assessment will take place at the end of each unit. All units will be examined in May/June.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.