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Qualification name GCE A Level in Business
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2022
Cost £0.00
Cost description 16 to 19 bursary fund available depending on household income
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

A-level business studies aims to equip students with a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the strategies they use to compete in the UK and in the global economy. The course involves rigorous analysis of the internal workings and management of businesses, and detailed exploration of business decision making in a dynamic external environment characterised by risk and uncertainty.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Minimum requirement: 6 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (or equivalent), including Grade 4 or above in English and maths. Strongly recommended: Grade 5 or above in English. Recommended: Grade 5 or above in business studies

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Managers, leaders and decision making; decision making to improve marketing; decision making to improve operational performance; decision making to improve financial performance; decision making to improve human resources performance; analysing the strategic position of a business; choosing a strategic direction; assessing internationalisation; managing strategic change.

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Business studies helps you to develop a variety of employability skills such as effective communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills. Career opportunities include accounting, advertising, investment banking, corporate law, retail management, human resources, marketing, strategic buying to name a few. Business studies will provide you with the experience and skills to access good business apprenticeships as well as facilitating further study at degree level.

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Name Taverham High School
Address Beech Avenue
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Phone 01603 860505
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