Business Studies at A Level

Business Studies

Examination Board: AQA


Business Studies theorises and applies the knowledge for young people to understand the business world around them so that they may make informed financial decisions and have the skills to be able to run their own business.

Every single one of us has been involved with some sort of business transaction today and all have relied upon a mutual understanding between a consumer and a provider.

Business Studies theorises and applies the knowledge for young people to understand the business world around them so that they may make informed financial decisions, be the next great innovator or entrepreneur and have the skills to be able to run their own business.

The course in Business Studies enables you to apply your personal experiences to the world about you and to have this richly exemplified by a number of business persons visiting the school.  Throughout the course there will be an expectation that you will gain first-hand experiences as much as possible through visits to factories, start-up businesses and multinational companies.  You never know you might even meet your next employer!

As the course progresses students will develop their skills from a knowledge base approach to a more synoptic and evaluative approach and will be expected to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to problems and issues arising from both familiar and unfamiliar business situations. They will also learn to evaluate, distinguish between and assess appropriateness of fact and opinion, and judge information from a variety of sources.

Specification-A Level
Unit 1     Planning and Financing a Business
Unit 2     Managing a Business
Unit 3     Strategies for Success

Assessment

Three 2 hour exams  of 100 marks each.

Each exam accounts for 33.3% of the paper.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in starting your own business or working in any of the areas of a large company such as Marketing, Accounting, Law or Personnel Management then this is this the course for you.

 

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