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
Marketing mix and strategy
Entrepreneurs and leaders
Theme two: Managing business activities
Theme three: Business decisions and strategy
Business objectives and strategy
Influences on business decisions
Theme four: Global business
Global markets and business expansion
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 May/June of year 13. 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:
Miss L Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir John Nelthorpe School