Business (Double and Single) Applied A-Level at St Mark's West Essex Catholic School
GCE Applied Business (Single Award) counts as one A’ level and consists of 6 units. GCE Applied Business (Double Award) counts as two A’ levels and consists of 12 units. To achieve the Single Award you must submit 4 coursework assignments for assessment and sit 2 exams over the two years. To achieve the Double Award you must submit 4 coursework assignments for assessment and sit two examinations each year.
Through this course you will develop an understanding of how business works in the real world and discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses. You will experience this first hand as you have an opportunity to organise an enterprise activity and you will learn about how business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together as part of a whole business. Finally you will take part in practical activities such as planning and running a business, organising an event or planning and setting up a website
You do not need to have studied Business before, although many students will have done. If you have studied a Business course at Key Stage 4, you need to have achieved at least a grade C at GCSE or a Merit at BTEC. The lessons will take a variety of forms including: the use of case studies, independent research, teacher led presentations, group work, discussions, visiting speakers and experiential learning. ICT facilities will also be used, when available. You will be expected to take part in Young Enterprise in Year 13.
You could also go on to read for a degree in Business Studies or related subjects such as Administration or Management, or on to relevant employment.
GCSE English Grade C
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's West Essex Catholic School directly.