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Business Studies A level at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School

Course description

AS and A2 Business Studies should provide candidates with an opportunity to learn how businesses of various sizes operate.

The course will enable candidates to examine real businesses using case studies and a variety of resources including business publications, the Internet, and newspapers.

AS and A2 Business Studies should encourage candidates to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of organisations and markets.
  • Be aware of business behaviour and the role of stakeholders.
  • Develop an understanding of the economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues associated with business activity.
  • Acquire a range of skills, including decision making and problem solving as well as interpretation of management information.
  • Be aware of the structure of businesses.

Course content

The A Level award comprises 2 compulsory assessment units from AS and 2 from A2:

Unit 1:

(40% of total AS marks)

Planning and Financing a Business

Unit 2:

(60% of total AS marks)

Managing a Business

Unit 3:

(25% of total A Level marks)

Strategy for Success

Unit 4:

(25% of total A Level marks)

The Business Environment and Managing Change

Entry requirements

The course provides a smooth transition from GCSE Business Studies but GCSE Business Studies is not a pre-requisite and pupils with a genuine interest in business are also encouraged to study the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ellesmere Port Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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