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Business

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades I grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths.  Merit or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

Students are introduced, in Themes 1 and 2, to A level business concepts and how to apply them to business contexts in order to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work; as well as looking at specific marketing factors. Students will investigate  the financial element  of a business, whilst gaining an understanding of forecasting.  Economic influences within finance are also covered.

Themes 3 and 4 require a strategic view of business opportunities and issues.  In order to gain an understanding of business decisions and strategies that are put into place, students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to their studies.

Assessment

The Pearson Edexcel A level in Business is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined  papers.  Students must complete  all assessments in May/June of the second year of study, meaning assessment is linear.

Career Opportunities

This A Level will get you started in business and give you the relevant  skills and knowledge  required to progress to higher education.You could work for a large corporation, or perhaps a management consultancy.All business people (and organisations, such as charities and hospitals) need sound business related skills in order to function effectively in today's ever- competitive climate.

Course Details

For more information please contact Mr Kalyan, Acting Head of Business Studies in Room 10.

Email: m.kalyan@josephleckieacademy.co.uk