A-Level Business follows on from GCSE Business, although GCSE Business is not a requirement for this course. The course aims to develop an ethusiasum for studying business and, though the themes studied, gives the students a holistics understanding of business in a range of contexts. Students will develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society's needs and wants, and understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives. Students will get the opportunity to generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues and be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilites faced by organisations and individuals. There is a quantitative element to the course too and students will apply numerical skills in a range if business contexts
Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson
Qualification Title: Business Studies
Qualification Specification Code:
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel Pearson webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The summary of conponentsis as follows:
•Theme 1 - Marketing and People
•Theme 2 - Managing Business Activities
•Theme 3 - Business Decisions and Strategy
•Theme 4 - Global Business
Studying Business A Level can lead you onto a number of business related degrees in areas such as Economics, Business Law, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, HR, Business Management, Business Analytics, Business Administration, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Hospitality and Travel and Tourism. Studying Business at A Level can gain you specific skills such as analytical ability, communication skills, teamwork, understanding figures, prolem solving, organisation, ability to think logically, presentation skills, report writing skills and literacy. One of your options is to join a scheme with one of the big graduate recruiters; these will often provide professional training as well as experience and a decent salary. You could also consider employment or apprenticeships in the following areas; Consulting, Teaching, Advertising, Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Retail Buying, Marketing and Digital Markering, HR, Consumer Products, Retail Management, Sales, Logistics.
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