Studying business can provide essential analytical and problem solving skills that students can take forward into higher education or into the work place.
Studying the AS students will learn about:
> What is Business?
> Managers, Leaders and Decision Making.
> Decision making to Improve Performance in:
- Human Resources.
If you continue onto the full A-Level you will study:
> Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business.
> Choosing a Strategic Position.
> Strategic Methods.
> Managing Strategic Change.
Examination arrangements and weightings
AS Business – 2 x 1hr 30m exams
A-Level Business – 3 x 2hr exams
The exams have a mix of multiple choice, short answers, data responses and essay questions.
A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 5 and above is preferred. Although previous knowledge of Business is recommended it is not essential.
Recommended support materials and revision guides
At the start of both the AS and A2 parts of the course students are encouraged to purchase text books written specifically for this syllabus. There will also be the opportunity to attend revision workshops. In addition, students are encouraged to compile reference materials, read quality newspapers, watch and record appropriate documentaries and if possible have access to the Internet.
Studying Business allows students to choose either higher education or go straight into the work place. As it provides analytical and problem solving skills essential in modern day life. Students who take this subject often follow careers in marketing, accounting, management, recruitment, training, systems management, computing, economics, modern languages or maths.