A Level Business Studies

Why should I study Business Studies at Moor Park?

The A level Business Studies course provides you with the opportunity to learn how organisations operate in theory and how they function in practice. It is an academic course designed to develop the skills you will need to solve problems, which are likely to arise in daily work. You will learn practical approaches to business, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, management and e-business. You will also have the opportunity to visit a number of local businesses, enjoy and engage in enterprise activities and listen to talks from numerous local entrepreneurs and business professionals.

What will the course involve?

The A level Business Studies is linear and all examinations will be taken at the end of the second year. The course is structured into four coherent themes to support teaching and learning.

Theme 1: The aim of this first unit is to give all students an introduction to marketing and people. The areas we will examine include Meeting customer needs, the marketing mix, managing people and entrepreneurs. As well as learning interesting new theory, you will learn about real-world business news and case-studies and develop your understanding of real business problems and issues.

Theme 2: The aim of the second unit is to introduce students to managing business activities. We will look at several areas in more depth, including raising finance, managing finance, resource management and external influences. In addition there are new and challenging areas of study, including Accounting and Finance.

Theme 3:The aim of the third unit is to develop concepts learned in Theme 2. Students will develop an understanding of business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, competitiveness and managing change.

 Theme 4:The aim of the forth unit is to develop concepts introduced in theme 1. Students will develop an understanding of globalisation, global markets and expansion, global marketing and global industries.

How will I be assessed?

The A Level Business Studies course is 100% examination.

Where does this course lead?

Successful students will be able to progress onto a variety of higher education courses including business studies, law, economics, accounting, and marketing. Or some students will chose to enter directly into employment in areas such as Accounting, retail management and leisure and tourism.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

You will need at least five GCSEs including English and Maths.

Exam Board: Edexcel