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Business A level at Wood Green School

Course description

Students will apply their knowledge and understanding to real-life business contexts. Content will be updated, to reflect the issues impacting on modern businesses in our specification and real business case studies in all our assessments. Students will develop transferable skills that support higher education study and the transition to employment, including numeracy, communication, an understanding of the business environment and commercial awareness.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics or a Grade B in GCSE Business Studies. No previous knowledge of Business Studies is required, but an interest and willingness to follow current affairs and business news are essential. This course is suitable for those who like to work with real problems and enjoy discussion.

Assessment

AS Level Paper 1: Marketing and People. 80 marks. 1½ hours. 50% of qualification. Questions in Section A and B drawn from Theme 1. Questions in section C also drawn from Theme 2. Section A: one data response question. Section B: one data response question. Section C: one extended open-response question. Paper 2: Managing Business Activities. 80 marks. 1½ hours. 50% of qualification. Questions in Section A and B drawn from Theme 2. Question in Section C also drawn from Theme 1. Section A: one data response question. Section B: one data response question. Section C: one extended open-response question.

A Level Paper 1: Marketing, People and Global Businesses. 100 marks. 2 hours. 35% of qualification. Sections A and B: one data response question, including one extended open-response question. Paper 2: Business Activities, Decisions and Strategy. 100 marks. 2 hours. 35% of qualification. Sections A and B: one data response question, including one extended open-response question. Paper 3: Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment. 100 marks. 2 hours. 30% of qualification. Two data response questions broken down into a number of parts, each including one extended open-response question. This paper has a pre-released context to enable students to investigate an industry or market in which businesses operate.

Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to:

• Higher education courses such as business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and international business.

• A wide range of careers ranging from banking, sales, product management and general management to working in public sector organisations or charities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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      We are part of a consortium, our partner school being The Henry Box School in Witney.

       

      We have a taxi service, ferrying students between the two venues, at no cost to students.

       

      NB, there are two subjects that are jointly taught, ie students take lessons at both venues,  Maths and Further Maths;  you will see this on our options grid.