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Business at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Business?

This course enables students to develop an enthusiasm for studying business, providing a holistic understanding of businesses in a range of contexts. Students will develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. They will also understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives

They will become aware of ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals. Students will acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis. They will also be required to apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

Students completing this course will gain an understanding of core business concepts and apply them to a variety of business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge is developed when applying more complex business information requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.

Features of the Course:

This course is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers*.

Theme 1: Marketing and people and Theme 2: Managing business activities, provide core knowledge of business concepts.

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy and Theme 4: Global business, provide a wider range of concepts and more complex business information.

Progression from this qualification can lead to higher education courses such as business management, accountancy and finance, human resource management, marketing and tourism management. Alternatively,careers in banking, sales, general management, working in the public sector organisations or charities.


Modules covered in Year 12: Theme 1 - Marketing and people

Theme 2 - Managing business activities

Theme 3 - Business decisions and strategy

Theme 4 - Global business

Assessment in Year 12

Examinations: Paper 1: Marketing, people and global business (2 hours)

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy (2 hours)

Coursework: None


Modules covered in Year 13: Paper 3: Pre-release context document

Assessment in Year 13

Examinations: Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment

(2 hours)

Coursework: None

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects including English and Maths.



How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September