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BUSINESS
AS and A Level

Course Content

  • 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
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  •  Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change


    Assessment Format

      Paper 1: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)
      Three compulsory sections:
       Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks
       Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks
       Section C has two essay questions (choice of one from two and one from two) each worth 25 marks
      Paper 2: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)
      Three data response compulsory questions

      Paper 3: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)
      One compulsory case study with 6 questions

      Board: AQA
      Teacher to contact: Miss J Spires
      Course entry requirements:
      GCSE Grade 5/6 in English Language and Maths