Applied Business Studies A2 GCE A Level at Weatherhead High School
The Edexcel GCE in Applied Business is a broad-based qualification that provides the opportunity for you to explore the world of business in a highly practical way. By adopting an investigative approach, you develop a range of skills while discovering the problems and opportunities faced by businesses. The course encourages you to develop an understanding of how business works in the real world. You will discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses. Research will include the study of some well known businessed including Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Lloyds Banking Group and Coca Cola. You will use a range of ICT applications during the completion of the course for both research and project work.
Over the two years of the course you will produce four projects towards your Business qualification worth two thirds of the final grade. Topics covered include: Business Start-ups, Marketing Decisions, Financial Control, The Management of People, The External Influences on Business.
You will also take two written examinations worth a third of the final grade. The topics include: Investigating People at Work, Business Development Decisions.
You must have achieved 5 GCSEs including a grade C in English Language and Mathematics in order to study Applied Business at this level.
A2 Unit 8 Business Development (external examination)
Unit 9 Managing and Developing People (coursework)
Unit 14 External Influences on Business (coursework)
Students who take this course enjoy the teaching style and like the concept of completing project work and research tasks using computers. Students attain excellent results and many go on to study the subject further at degree level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weatherhead High School directly.