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Business Studies

Mission statement

  • To help develop curious and entrepreneurial minds.  This will help students to be more rounded, mature and ready for the world of work.
  • To give all students the opportunity to debate and discuss social, moral and ethical issues that involve business and society.  Our department tries to help students understand how small businesses are first thought up, planned and introduced. 
  • Students will then have an overview of how to grow a business, to include the four main functional areas of a business (finance, human resources, operations and marketing).
  • Our subject works closely with the Careers department and there are some overlap with other subjects including: Politics, Geography, RS, Psychology, Sociology and Maths.

A level Business Studies (7132)

Exam Board: AQA

Students will be studying the newly designed and updated A Level Business Studies qualification. The new Business Studies A Level qualification enables students to develop practical problem-solving skills and to acquire the higher order thinking skills necessary to effectively engage in the analysis and evaluation of the issues and challenges that both small and larger businesses face. An overview of the main subject content includes:

  • Management, leadership and decision-making
  • Decision-making to improve business performance in the functional areas of; marketing, operations, finance and human resources
  • Business strategy
  • Managing change

The course is formally assessed at the end Year 13 where students will take three examinations each worth one third of the overall A Level grade. These three examinations will each be two hours in length and assessed out of 100 raw marks. The examinations combine a mixture of different assessments and include; multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and questions based on business case studies.

For more information, please visit the course page on the Exam Board's website

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