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Business A Level at Chew Valley School

Course description

A highly practical course where you will have the opportunity to apply relevant business ideas and techniques to your work. You will investigate local and national businesses through a variety of research methods.

Course content

This is a practical course that offers an AS/A2 level qualification. Through a mixture of portfolio/coursework and external examinations, students will apply their learning to real life businesses. They will develop key skills of research, problem solving, decisionmaking and communication. Approximately two thirds of assessment is coursework, and a significant amount of lesson time is devoted to completing it. Visits to business organisations provide an essential way of gathering up to date information.

Entry requirements

This course is not aimed just at those who have studied Business at GCSE, although this is an advantage. It is equally suitable for well-motivated students who have an interest in a business career. You will need 5 Grade Cs or better at GCSE (including English) and the ability to produce a good standard of coursework.

Assessment

AS level:
- Unit 1 – Investigating Business. Portfolio/coursework worth one third of marks – assessed in June.
- Unit 2 – People in Business Portfolio/coursework worth one third of marks – assessed in June.
- Unit 3 – Financial Planning and Monitoring External examination worth one third of marks – assessed in June.

A2 level:
- Unit 8 – Business Planning Portfolio/coursework worth one third of marks – assessed in June Year 2.
- Unit 10 – Promotional Activities Portfolio/coursework worth one third of marks – assessed in June Year 2.
- Unit 15 – Finance for Managers External examination worth one third of marks – assessed in June Year 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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