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BUSINESS A Level 3 at Dover Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Student are introduced to business through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop understanding of how businesses work.  Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applicantions to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed in the second year of study, requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.

Main Themes

Marketing and people

Managing business activities

Business decisions and strategy

Global business

Course content

Student are introduced to business through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop understanding of how businesses work.  Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applicantions to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed in the second year of study, requiring students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues.

Main Themes

Marketing and people

Managing business activities

Business decisions and strategy

Global business

Entry requirements

  • The minimum requirement is three 6 and three others at a 5
  • At least a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics
  • You will require a grade 6 or above in most subjects you wish to study at A Level
  • To study Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages or a Science subject you will require a 7 or above
  • To study Economics a grade 7 or above in Mathematics is required and a grade 6 or above in Business or a related subject
  • Students may be able to study a Science subject with a 6 but their 4th option choice must be STEM Access forming part of your Personal Enrichment Pathway
  • For Further Mathematics you will need an 8 or 9 and this will be your 4th A Level subject
  • Photography will also be offered as a 4th A Level option
  • Short courses count as half a GCSE
  • You will need a positive attitude in your chosen subjects and a respect for the school aims, objectives and ethos
  • Commitment to the expectations of the Sixth Form and your school community
  • If you do not take GCSE Business it is preferred that you should achieve a grade 6 or above in GCSE History or Geography

Assessment

The philosophy of the course calls for concepts to be taught in context. The diversity of the topics, including marketing, human resources, operations, finance, strategy and globalisation, allow for a wide variety of teaching and learning methods to be used. Presentations, leaflets, debates and discussions will be used alongside past examination questions for assessment purposes.

Assessment is based on four assessment objectives:

Knowledge – understanding theory and relevant terminology

Application – linking the knowledge to relevant case studies and examples

Analysis – developing ideas and explaining issues, using theory and evidence to support the argument

Evaluation – weighing up costs and benefits and drawing conclusions

Three 2 hour examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course.

Future opportunities

This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the economic and business issues in the world today and to explore relevant topics within current affairs. It has cross-curricular links with subjects such as Geography, Mathematics, Media Studies, Sociology and DT. Biannually, there is a business residential visit and Economics Society is available to Upper Sixth students. These opportunities will heighten the use of theoretical approaches taught in the classroom and give more understanding as to how they are incorporated in the real world.

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: 21 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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