A Level Business is a study of business organisations, their objectives, their functions and their decision making processes. Students will investigate how businesses are run. They will learn about Marketing, Finance and Management and will develop skills of analysis together with the ability to apply theories they have been taught to business problem solving situations.
|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Business|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2022|
There is open enrolment into the Sixth Form, but there are certain entry requirements. The criteria is as follows.Each student will need to achieve a minimum average points score of 4.8 from his or her best 8 results; ensuring that a Grade 4 or higher is achieved in Maths or English Language or Literature. This average points score is based on the QCA points system which is as follows: 9 = 9, 8 = 8, 7= 7, 6 = 6, 5= 5, 4= 4, 3 = 3, 2 = 2 and 1 = 1 At least a grade 4 is required in Maths.
Students study the following topic areas:1.What is business?2.Managers, leadership and decision making3.Decision making to improve marketing performance4.Decision making to improve operational performance5.Decision making to improve financial performance6.Decision making to improve human resource performance7.Analysing the strategic position of a business8.Choosing strategic direction9.Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies10.Managing strategic change
Students are examined via three external written 2hr exams, each worth 100 marks.Component 1 - 15 multiple choice questions worth 1 mark each, short answer questions worth 35 marks, 2 extended answer questions (each out of a choice of 2) worth 25 marks eachComponent 2 - 3 data response questions each worth approximately 33 marksComponent 3 - one case study consisting of 6 questions