Business Studies - A Level (AQA) at Chichester College
Business is a dynamic subject. You will learn about the diverse nature of business enterprise and the interdependence of the various parts of the business world. You will explore business success and failure, investigate local, national and global business markets, and understand how businesses need to adapt and respond strategically to the changing environment in which they operate to survive and grow. This constant evolutionary process makes business a fascinating subject
The syllabus is split into four theme areas and includes a pre-released research task. In theme area 1 and theme area 2 you will learn about how businesses work. You will be introduced to the marketing and people functions before investigating entrepreneurs and business start-ups. You will also explore how business finance and operations work, and understand the impact of external influences. Theme area 3 and theme area 4 move from functions to strategy. You will explore influences on business strategy and decision-making, and understand how businesses mitigate risk and uncertainty. You will also explore global business and the opportunities and issues facing businesses in today’s global world.
5 GCSE's at grade A*- C including Mathematics and English Language.
The A-level is formally assessed by three 2 hour exams at the end of the second year. Paper 1 covers themes 1 & 4, paper 2 covers themes 2 & 3 and paper 3 is an unseen exam. You will be assessed at the end of year one to see if you can progress to year two.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.