A Level Business Studies

Business Studies students can often relate their own experiences of work to their studies and have a broader understanding of the real world at local, national and international levels. The subject combines well with their other studies at GCSE Advanced Level and is a popular choice to study in Higher Education.
The subject matter also proves this relevant when students enter the world of work and financial decision-making. Whatever your specialisation and whatever career you finally choose, a knowledge and understanding of the Business environment will be most desirable and valuable.

Topics Covered in Year 12

Marketing and People

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders

Managing Business Activities

  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External influences

Topics Covered in Year 13

Business Decisions and Strategy

  • Business objectives and strategy
  • Business growth
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change

Global Business

  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and business expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies

How is it assessed?

A Level Business Studies is divided into three 2 hour exams, each paper is worth 35% of the final grade.

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