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Business A Level (AQA) at Tower Hamlets College

Course description

The overall purpose of the programme is to study the internal functions of contemporary business organisations at both AS and A2 level.  You will also learn how to recognise the nature of problems in businesses, solving problems and making decisions using appropriate business tools. These skills will enable you to gain the experience needed to secure internships, progress to completing a Business Management degree or going into full-time employment.


Course content

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business (A level only)
  • Choosing strategic direction (A level only)
  • Strategic methods:how to pursue strategies (A level only)
  • Managing strategic change (A level only)

Entry requirements

  • You must have at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths producing an average point score of 42
  • This must also include grade A-C in in Maths and grade B in English
  • Entry is also subject to interview and satisfactory reference

Future opportunities

  • Progress to University to do a degree in Business/Accounting/Marketing
  • Previous students took up Internships with KPMG, Bank of England, Whitbread etc
  • Employment or Apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tower Hamlets College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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