A-Level Business Studies
AIMS OF THE COURSE
The course is structured into four themes and consists of three external examined papers. Students are introduced to business in Themes 1 and 2 through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, with applications to a wider range of contexts and more complex business information, are developed in themes 3 and 4, this requires students to take a more strategic view of business opportunities and issues. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business, to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Paper 1 – 9BS0/01 Marketing, people and global businesses 35% of the total qualification
Paper 2 – 9BS0/02 Business activities, decisions and strategy 35% of the total qualification
Paper 3 – 9BS0/03 Investigating business in a competitive environment 30% of the total qualification
WHERE CAN I GO AFTER COMPLETING THIS COURSE?
Business Studies allows students the opportunity to continue studying to university degree level or HND on courses such as business management, business administration, accountancy and fi nance, human resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and international business. They can also enter a wide range of careers, ranging from banking, sales, product management and general management to working in public sector organisations or charities.
5 A-Cs including Maths and English (English needs to be B grade or higher).
No need to have studied Business Studies at GCSE level.
Further details about any aspect of the course can be obtained from Mrs Shahid.
- Marketing, people and global businesses
- Business activities, decisions and strategy
- Investigating business in a competitive environment
- Advertising and Marketing
- Market Researcher
- Research Analyst
- Industry Buyer
- Distribution Management
- Human Resource Management
- Systems Analyst