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Business Studies AS/A Level at Chipping Norton School

Course description

To create and develop an understanding of how business operates and the external influences on them. Through the study of case study material students will be encouraged to develop enterprising and creative solutions to business problems and issues.

Course content

 AS: Theme 1 Marketing and People The market, marketing mix and strategy managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2 Managing Business activities Raising finance financial planning, managing finance, resource management external influences

 A2: Themes 1 & 2 will be included and the following themes added

Theme 3 Business decisions and strategy Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions assessing competitiveness, managing change

Theme 4 Global business Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing, global industries and companies (multinational companies)

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject required. However skills in literacy and numeracy will be needed to analyse data and construct extended answers within a given time scale.


Assessment: A2

Paper 1 35% ums. 2 hr Written Paper based on Themes 1 and 4 - 100 marks.

Paper 2 35% ums. 2 hr Written Paper based on themes 2 and 3 - 100 marks.

Paper 3 30% ums. 2 hr Written Paper based on all 4 themes using a pre-release theme - 100 marks.

Future opportunities

Business Studies is a broad based subject which can be studied to degree level, or lead onto a variety of business based degrees. It can also be considered a good basis for the introduction to the world of work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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