Business Studies A Level at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy
In A Level Business we aim to investigate the questions of what products are produced, why and how they are produced, and by whom. At Ripley we make substantial reference to the real world in order to make Business as
relevant as possible to students’ own experiences and future careers.
The course has been designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant to today’s society- you will study key contemporary
developments such as digital technology and business ethics. Globalisation is covered throughout.
You will analyse all aspects of what makes business succeed (and fail!)
from advertising to accounts and from marketing to management. The course encourages students to question the policies and strategies that firms adopt, and helps them to understand the wider economic and business environment in which firms operate.
What is business?
• Managers, leadership and decision making
• Decision making to improve marketing performance
• Decision making to improve operational performance
• Decision making to improve financial performance
• Decision making to improve human resource performance
• Analysing the strategic position of a business
• Choosing strategic direction
• Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
• Managing strategic change
5 GCSEs - Grade C including English Language and/or Maths. GCSE Business
Studies or Applied Business is not essential.
Paper 1; a combination of multiple choice, short answer and two essay
Paper 2: three data response compulsory questions, each made up of three
or four part questions.
Paper 3: one compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.
This A Level offers the ideal opportunity to learn the academic and practical aspects of business whilst developing wider skills in a number of areas. In addition to more traditional lessons you will therefore be offered the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities which are designed to help you understand the basics of business whilst developing skills such as team-working, presentation technique, report-writing, time-management and research.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripley St Thomas CE Academy directly.