St. Anselm's Catholic School

St Anselm's Cahtolic School

St Anselm’s Catholic School

A Level Business

A Level Business 
Exam Board: Edexcel 

A-level Business helps students to develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and give you the tools and information required to understand how businesses are created, managed and become successful.
Business also opens up a variety of career opportunities and also for further study at college or university.

Possible career choices with A-level business studies include management, marketing, finance, accounting, banking, retailing, manufacturing and local government. 

 What will I study?
Across the two years students will study 4 themes.

Theme 1: Marketing and people 

Theme 2: Managing Business activities

 

·         Meeting customer needs

·         The market

·         Marketing mix and strategy

·         Managing people

·         Entrepreneurs and leaders.

·         Raising finance

·         Financial planning

·         Managing finance

·         Resource management

·         External influences

Theme 3: Business Decisions and strategy

 

Theme 4: Global Business

·         Business objectives and strategy

·         Business growth

·         Decision-making techniques

·         Influences on business decisions

·         Assessing competitiveness

·         Managing change.

·         Globalisation

·         Global markets and business expansion

·         Global marketing

·         Global industries and companies (multinational corporations).

 How will I be examined?
This course is 100% examination. Students will sit three exams at the end of year 13. 

Paper

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

A2 Paper 1

Examination on Themes 1 & 4 – Marketing, people and global business.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35% of A2

A2 Paper 2

Examination on Themes 2 & 3 – Business activities, decisions and strategy.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

35% of A2

A2 Paper 3

Examination on Themes 1-4 (synoptic paper), based on a pre-released case study – Investigating business in a competitive environment.  Data response questions and two extended open response questions.

2 hours, 100 marks

30% of A2

 What are the entry requirements?
GCSE Business Studies at grade C or above (if studied at GCSE)
GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or above

For further information please see the specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Business%20Studies/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/9781446914694_GCE2015_A_BUS_WEB.PDF 

 

 

 

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