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Business A-Level at Alsager School

Course description

Two units covering the Year 12 part of the course;

  • Theme 1 – Marketing & People. Topics include market research, online retailing, branding & promotion, managing people, entrepreneurs and leadership styles.
  • Theme 2 - Managing Business Activities. Topics include raising finance, profit & loss accounts and balance sheets, stock control and methods of production.

Two units covering the Year 13 part of the course;

  • Theme 3 - Business decisions & strategy. Topics include mergers &takeovers, SWOT & PESTLE analysis, investment appraisal and decision trees.
  • Theme 4b - Global Business. Topics include globalisation, trading blocs, protectionism, global marketing, niche markets, cultural/social factors and ethical issues of trading abroad.

Entry requirements

This course requires a sound level of numeracy and a good standard of written English. It would be desirable to have at least B grades in Maths and English at GCSE. You do not need to have studied Business Studies at Key Stage 4 to do this course.

Assessment

AS - 100% Exam

A2 - 100% Exam

Future opportunities

Past students have also gone on to study Business related apprenticeships for Network Rail, Bentley & local firms. Alternatively students may go on to study a variety of Business and/or Economics related degrees at university. Business also combines well with Accounting, Politics, Geography, Law and Foreign languages at degree level. A wide range of career options naturally follow from studying Business. For instance – Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Commercial Banking.  

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 January 2016
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