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Business Studies A level at Heathcote School & Science College

Course description

From understanding how businesses are owned, to keeping accounts; marketing through new social media and the interaction of organisations in a global economic world, A level business has a wide range of exciting topics that relate to the world we live and work in.

Course content

In Business Studies, you will be introduced to the challenges involved in starting a business, including financial planning, and the issues you might face. You will also study how to improve an established business through making tactical decisions and influencing the operation. 
Key topics across the AS/A Level course include: 
  • What is business? 
  • Managers, leadership and 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 
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business (A-level only) 
  • Choosing strategic direction (A-level only) 
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A-level only) 
  • Managing strategic change (A-level only) 
You will learn through:
  • AS/A2 textbooks 
  • Independent learning and wider reading, including the Economist and Business Review magazine subscriptions 
  • Group activities and research tasks 
  • Interactive on-line resource package (Kerboodle) 
  • Revision Workshops- Westfields, Stratford 
  • Guest speakers on specific topics 

Entry requirements

To study A Level Business you will need S or more A*-C grade GCSEs, or equivalent, including at least a B grade in English Language and a C grade in Mathematics. 

Future opportunities

An A level in Business is ideally designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the commercial world and study further at University either Business or a business related course. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heathcote School & Science College directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2016
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