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BUSINESS
AS and A Level

Course Description:

  • 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%)
      5 data questions- ranging from short to extended responses.

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

      Board: AQA

      Course Entry Requirements:
      GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Maths or where Business GCSE has been taken a grade C achieved.

      Teacher to contact: Miss J Spires