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Business Studies

Content

In this course you will look into how businesses work in real life, and how different decisions are made within a Business. You will look at how leadership skills are developed and how they make decisions that will impacts parts of the business such as financial performance, marketing performance and operational performance.

Entry requirements

Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.

Attendance

This is a two year A Level course.

Assessment

 

Module

Level

Module Title

Mode of Assessment

Type of Questions

Brief Outline of Module

Paper 1

A2

Business 1

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Section A has multiple choice questions.

Section B has short answer questions Section C has extended writing questions

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

Paper 2

A2

Business 2

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Case study with questions

 

Data response compulsory questions

Paper 3

A2

Business 3

written exam: 2 hours

100 marks in total

33.3% of A-level

Case study with questions

Everything above plus:

Analysing the strategic position of a business

Choosing strategic direction

Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

Managing strategic change

Moving On

Using the skills and knowledge you will learn from studying A Level Business you will have a perfect stepping stone to a number of different paths. You could look at a Business course at University, or you can use these skills to help you start your own business or move up the ladder in an existing company.