Aims of the Course
A Level Business is a course that helps you to make sense of the real world of business. Business theory is explored and investigated using real examples and your own experience.
The teaching staff have many years of practical business experience which they use to help bring the subject to life. They will expect you to have an enquiring mind and an interest in what makes the world go round.
Lessons are varied and you will be asked to contribute your ideas and opinions on a regular basis as well as participate in different group activities.
This is a popular subject that achieves top results. The new specification is designed to make the subject even more practical giving students the skills that directly transfer to running a successful business. Every aspect of the course has relevance, making this a living, breathing subject.
In Year 12 you will study:
Theme 1: Marketing and people
Theme 2: Managing business activities
In Year 13 you will study:
Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy
Theme 4: Global business
There is no coursework for this subject.
The course is assessed through three papers:
Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses.
Questions will be drawn from Themes 1 and 4, and from local, national and global contexts – 35% of the total qualification.
Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy.
Questions will be drawn from Themes 2 and 3, and from local, national and global contexts -35% of the total qualification.
Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment.
Paper 3 will assess content across all four themes. Questions will be drawn from local, national and global contexts - 30% of the total qualification.