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What will I study in A Level Business Studies?

We will be following the Edexcel examination board. The new specification is split into 4 ‘Themes’. You will learn Theme 1 and 2 in the first year and Theme 3 and 4 in the second year. Mrs Daley will teach Themes 1 and 4 and Mr May will teach Themes 2 and 3. You will have 8 lessons per week in total.

This will give you a rough idea of the order of the course. It is open to change.

Year 1

Half Term

Topic

Topic

Michaelmas 1

Theme 2: raising finance

Theme 1: meeting customer needs

Michaelmas 2

Theme 2: financial planning

Theme 1: the market

Lent 1

Theme 2: managing finance

Theme 1: marketing mix and strategy

Lent 2

Theme 2: resource management

Theme 1: managing people

Summer 1

Theme 2: external influences

Theme 1: entrepreneurs and leaders

Summer 2

Theme 2 Consolidation and revision

Theme 1 Consolidation and revision

 

There will be a full ‘AS’ style internal examination at the end of the first year. This will include 2 Papers.

Year 2

Half Term

Topic

Topic

Michaelmas 1

Theme 3:

  • business objectives and strategy
  • business growth

Theme 4: globalisation

Michaelmas 2

Theme 3:

  • decision-making techniques

Theme 4: global markets and business expansion

Lent 1

Theme 3:

  • influences on business decisions
  • assessing competitiveness

Theme 4: global marketing

Lent 2

Theme 3: managing change

Theme 4: global industries and companies (multinational corporations).

Summer 1

Theme 3 Revision, consolidation and exam technique

Theme 4 Revision, consolidation and exam technique

Summer 2

Terminal external examinations

 

 
 

Where does A Level Bussiness Studies lead?

The new course is rigorously academic and includes applied mathematics, application, analysis and evaluative skills. As such, it offers a gateway to many university courses and employers tend to like the direct experience of practical business issues that the course offers. The course is delivered in a way that also gives students experience of important non-examined skills such as organisation, leadership and presentation skills. These are skills that employers say are important for your future career prospects.

It sits well with host of other A levels including social sciences such as Economics and Psychology as well as Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics and English.

For more information please contact Mr May through the school office.