Business at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School
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.
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
Type of Assessment
Examination on Units 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
Examination on Units 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy. Data response questions and two extended open response questions.
2 hours, 100 marks
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.
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
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