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Applied Business A Level at Wollaston School

Course description

A level Applied Business is about :

  • The key aims and objectives of business organisations.
  • How businesses and other such organisations work to achieve those aims and objectives.
  • The internal and external factors that influence these organisations and affect the achievement of their aims and objectives. Internal factors include marketing, enterprise and teamwork. The external factors are events such as the recent recession and population changes.
  • Developing your research skills to collect relevant primary and secondary data related to your chosen business.
  • Using your judgement to make a decision about the effectiveness of businesses and individuals.

Course content

Three units are completed in Year 12 and another three are completed in Year 13. Four of the six units are assessed by coursework assignments. What themes are studied? The units cover a wide range of Business topics in order to give students an awareness of the work carried out in various parts of a business. Specific focus is placed upon the role of Human Resources and Marketing work. Topics such as recruitment of staff , motivation methods and workforce planning are studied in relation to Human Resources. Students have to demonstrate their interview skills in a role play which is assessed. Another assignment is based upon a promotional campaign which stu- dents are expected to develop and review.


The Exam Board is AQA Year 12: Aims and Objectives of Business , Business Finance and People in Business. Each of these is 33% of the AS course. Business Finance is an exam topic , the other two are assessed by coursework.

Year 13: Business Planning , Managing People and Promotional Activities. Each of these is worth 33% of the A2 course. Managing People is an exam topic , the other two are assessed by coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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