Edexcel A Level Business
What Entry Requirements Do I Need?
A minimum of four GCSE's at a grade 4 or above. The study of GCSE Business Studies is not a pre-requisite.
What Will I Learn On This Course?
Theme one and theme two are studied in year 12, theme three and theme four are studied in year 13.
Theme one: Marketing and people
- Meeting customer needs
- The market
- Marketing mix and strategy
- Managing people
- Entrepreneurs and leaders
Theme two: Managing business activities
- Raising finance
- Financial planning
- Managing finance
- Resource management
- External influences
Theme three: Business decisions and strategy
- Business objectives and strategy
- Business growth
- Decision-making techniques
- Influences on business decisions
- Assessing competitiveness
- Managing change
Theme four: Global business
- Global markets and business expansion
- Global marketing
- Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)
How Will I Be Assessed?
All four themes will be assessed in three examination papers with all examinations taking place in June 2019. Paper one examines theme one and four with paper two examining themes two and three. Both of these papers are worth 35% each. Paper three examines all four themes and also contains a pre-release case study which looks at an industry or market in which businesses operate, this is worth 30% of the overall grade.
What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?
Businesses are fundamental to everyday life. Whatever you do, businesses have in some way played a part. Business explores how organisations operate and how they are affected by the changing world around them. If you have an enquiring mind, enjoy developing knowledge and skill in a practical way and want to study a fun and relevant subject, then business is for you!
Where Will Business Lead Me?
There are endless opportunities open to students with an A Level in business. Many banks and accountancy practices take students with a good A Level grade for employment and training at the age of eighteen. For those looking towards university, degrees in business studies or economics are widely available. In addition, many business students take management degrees or take a degree in an aspect of the course that they have particularly enjoyed, e.g. marketing and/or finance.
Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?
For further information you can contact:
Sir John Nelthorpe School