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A Level

Why study this course?

• Pursuing a career in business

• Capitalising on your existing knowledge of business

• Developing the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data and think critically about issues

• Learning how to make informed decisions

• Applying your knowledge to real-world examples

• Preference for assessment by examination

Potential  careers:

• Law

• Property management

• Accountancy

• Advertising and Marketing

• Banking

• Commercial buying

• Commodities banking/trading

• Distribution and logistics

• Economics

• Human resources

• Market research

• Retail

• Sales

• Stocks and share trading

• Teaching

Course content

The A-level Business qualification looks closely at the inter-related nature of Business using models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations. This leads to very dynamic learning. Students will look at topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society, including looking at contemporary developments such as digital technology, business ethics and globalisation.

Year 1:

• What is Business

• Managers, leaders, and decision making

• Decision making to improve marketing performance

• Decision making to improve operational performance

• Decision making to improve financial performance

• Decision making to improve human resource performance

Year 2:

• Analysing the strategic position of a Business

• Choosing strategic direction

• Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

• Managing strategic change

Staff contact:

Mr Underwood or Mrs Desideri