Business Studies

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Years 12 and 13
Course GCE A Level Business Studies
Exam Board/Syllabus AQA – 7132
Grades A*-E

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4 English and Mathematics.
Assessment Route

Paper 1 (120 minute exam) 100 marks 33.3% of final grade

A Mix of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.

Paper 2 (120 minute exam) 100 marks 33.3% of final grade

Three data response questions.

Paper 3 (120 minute exam) 100 marks 33.3% of final grade

One compulsory case study consisting of six questions.

 

The course covers the following topics:

  • 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.

Learning strategies:

  • Investigations
  • Case studies
  • Decision making, role plays and data analysis
  • Group discussions
  • Conferences
  • The use of multi-media
  • Peer assessment (the student’s design and set exams)
  • External Visits
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