Business A Level at Wheatley Park School
As a school we aim to prepare students for their future. In a new look business course we will investigate the world - which the vast majority of students will enter - the world of business.
Whilst it will not teach you how to run your own business, the course provides students with a valuable insight into the environment and the main functions of any business. Students who perform well in this subject have lively and enquiring minds and enjoy exploring new ideas. They enjoy working cooperatively and have the ability to solve problems creatively.
Business is a good preparation for either further education or for employment. It will teach you a range of skills, which will be useful in continuing study or in a real environment. Students develop the ability to solve problems and to apply theoretical concepts to real business scenarios. They develop good communication and teamwork skills.
The focus of the course is on using business theory to solve problems and to create strategies for real life businesses. This means that the theories taught in class will be contextualised and applied to real businesses which will be investigated. This forms the basis of assessment in the subject.
The A Level course is assessed through 3 papers with a mix of multiple choice and short essay questions.
Each exam is 2 hours and is worth 33.3% of the A Level.
Students are assessed on business strategy and managing change in addition to the AS content.
The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wheatley Park School directly.