Course Title: A-Level Business Studies Grading: A – E Course Overview: Business is a popular choice at A Level with this qualification introducing students to the world of business through building knowledge of core concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business, understand that business behaviour can be studies from a range of perspectives and challenge assumptions. This course is aimed at those students wishing to study business in an academic context. Year 1 Topics (Year 12) What is business? Managers, leadership and decision making Decision making to improve marketing performance Decision making to improve operational performance Decision making to improve financial performance Decision making to improve human resource performance Year 2 Topics (Year 13) Analysing the strategic position of a business Choosing strategic direction Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies Managing strategic change External Assessment: This is a linear qualification with all exams undertaken at the end of 2 years. Paper 1 Written exam: 2 hours based on all content 33.3% of A-level Three compulsory sections: Section A has 15 multiple choice questions Section B has short answer questions Sections C and D have two essay questions (choice of one from two) Paper 2 Written Exam: 2 hours based on all content 33.3% of A-Level Three data response compulsory questions made up of three or four part questions. Paper 3 Written exam:2 hours based on all content Questions based on one compulsory case study 33.3% of A-level Entry Requirements: Grade B in English and Mathematics at GCSE. Internal Assessment: Exam styles questions and end of unit assessments.
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