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Upton Hall School

Inspiring Young People

Business

Course Overview

Students of Business Studies A Level will study business in a variety of contexts (e.g. large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing).

The course allows you to follow business developments and think critically about contemporary business issues. Most of the assessment material is based on real business situations;  by examining and thinking critically about real business situations as students will gain an insight into the  different contexts in which businesses operate.

Entry Requirements

If Business Studies has been  studied at GCSE, a minimum of a grade 6 is required for A Level Business Studies.

If Business Studies has not been studied at GCSE, a minimum of a grade 6 in English is required for A Level Business Studies.

A Level Topics and Assessment

Theme 1: Marketing and people (The market, marketing activity, entrepreneurs, leadership)

Theme 2: Managing business activities (Raising and managing finance, external influences)

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy (Objectives, strategy, growth, decision making techniques)

Theme 4: Global Business (Globalisation, global markets, expansion)

Edexcel exam

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

Length

Written Exam: 2 hours

Written Exam: 2 hours

Written Exam: 2 hours

Weighting

100 marks 35% of A Level

100 marks 35% of A Level

100 marks 30% of A Level

 

Beyond the Classroom and Future Prospects

A Business A Level can lead to careers in Business Management, Business Administration, Accounting, Law, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing.

Students of A Level Business Studies have the opportunity to take part in the national Young Enterprise competition as well as the national BASE competition run by the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).

 

 

Student Experience

I recommend Business as it provides an intriguing insight into the commercial world. I found it especially interesting to explore management methods and to study various influences that affect a business' operations.