Business Studies AS/A Level at Hazelwick School
In Business you will gain an understanding of the range of decision-making that businesses face. This involves an in-depth study of the following areas:
management and leadership
Please note you cannot opt for both Business and Economics.
The course is divided into the following subject content themes:-
Year 12 - What is Business? Managers, Leadership & 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.
Year 13 - Analysing the strategic position of a business. Choosing strategic direction. Strategic methods. How to pursue strategies. Managing strategic change.
Grade B in Business (if taken at GCSE) or Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature (if not). In both cases a Grade 5 in Mathematics is expected.
Business exams draw on any of the content taught over two years.
Paper 1 - Business 1 - a written exam lasting 2 hours & accounting for 33.3% of the A level. There are 3 compulsory sections:
Section A - has 15 multiple choice questions worth 15 marks
Section B - has short answer questions worth 35 marks
Sections C & D - require an essay answer from a choice of two essay questions
Paper 2 - Business 2 - a written exam lasting 2 hours & accounting for 33.3% of the A level. There are 3 data response questions worth approx. 33 marks each and made up of 3 or 4 part questions.
Paper 3 - Business 3 - a written exam lasting 2 hours & accounting for 33.3% of the A level. There are 6 questions based on a case study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.