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Business A Level at The Grange School

Course description

A level Business Studies helps students:  develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value  be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders  acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving  be aware of the current structure of business and business practice. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

Course content

Students will study the following topics::  What is business?  Managers, leadership and decision making  Decision making to improve marketing performance  Decision making to improve operational performance  Decision making to improve financial performance  Decision making to improve human resource performance  Analysing the strategic position of a business  Choosing strategic direction  Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies  Managing strategic change.

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs, grades A* to C, with Business Studies GCSE Grade B. Students must have at least a Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE Level. You will be expected to purchase the recommended text books for the course.

Assessment

Written exams.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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