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Business at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board

Edexcel

Outline of the Course:

Unit 1 – Marketing and people.

  • Meeting customer needs, the market, marketing mix and strategy, managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Unit 2 – Managing business activities.

  • Raising finance, financial planning, managing finance, resource management and external influences.

Unit 3 – Business decisions and strategy (this theme develops the concepts  introduced  in Unit 2).

  • Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions, assessing competitiveness and managing change.

Unit 4 – Global business (this theme develops the concepts introduced in Theme 1).

  • Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing, global industries and multinational corporations.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Business Studies or 7 in English Language

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Business Studies or 6 in English Language

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination on Units 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35%

2

Examination on Units 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35%

3

Examination on Units 1-4 (synoptic paper), based on a pre-released case study – Investigating business in a competitive environment. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks.

30%

Future opportunities

Apart from improving your understanding of an essential aspect of the modern world, the subject may provide you with some of the practical knowledge that will be useful in the world of business and a stepping-stone on the road to entrepreneurship.  In addition, it may provide the first step of academic study in any of the Social Sciences.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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