Business Studies


How long does it last? Two years for A Level
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Students who take this course:
Students will need a Grade 5 in both Maths and English and a genuine interest in the business world and how it works. Previous study of business is not a requirement.

A Level Course Aims:
This course has been designed to provide students with a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants and help them to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives. Students will be made aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals will acquire skills in decision-making, problem solving, critical analysis and data analysis.

A Level Business will enable students to analyse and manage the strategic position of a business, by choosing a strategic direction from a number of options and pursue it.

This is assessed using three papers:

Written Paper 1: 2 hours – including multiple choice questions, short answer questions and two essay questions.
Written Paper 2: 2 hours – including a variety of data response questions.
Written Paper 3: 2 hours – including questions based on one compulsory case study.