LEVEL: A Level – Linear
EXAM BOARD: Pearson Edexcel
WHY CHOOSE BUSINESS A LEVEL?
Business is a subject that is ever changing and updating to meet the dynamic needs of modern enterprise. In business we examine management, marketing, human resources, accounting and finance, international business and market economics. The ability to understand and apply concepts to ‘real world’ businesses develops many skills that will be used through life.
A Business A Level looks at managing people and is a skill needed by many people when they leave education. We learn through a range of tasks, projects, presentations and group discussion. A keen interest in current business affairs is a must. This range of learning methods supports the exam requirements to be able to work with case studies and use research given industries in advance. This will also help build skills and develop independent learning skills for subsequent employment or higher education.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
To gain a wide understanding of the world of business, how they plan and manage resources. To plan marketing
for modern organisations and investigate the management, training, development and motivation of individuals within organisations
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
The course comprises four themes examined through three examination papers:
Theme 1 Marketing and people
Theme 2 Managing business activities
Theme 3 Business decisions and strategy
Theme 4 Global business
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Paper 1 – Themes 1 and 4 – 2 hrs
Paper 2 – Themes 2 and 3 – 2 hrs
Paper 3 – All themes – 2 hrs
WHERE CAN BUSINESS LEAD?
Students who study business could go on to further study or into roles in a myriad different sectors, and not all of them are those you would typically associate with business in general. Business leads into higher education or work and will equip you with all the skills needed to succeed in both. Most university courses use a similar mix of assessment methods and Business students would be well equipped to tackle coursework, group work and exams.