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Business Studies

Business is front page news. The way companies operate is under greater scrutiny than ever before, while TV programmes like The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den have raised the profile of business to a new generation. The new Business Studies A Level enables students to engage with, explore and understand business behaviour and develop a critical understanding of what business is and does. Business Studies at A Level assesses quantitative skills, which make up a minimum of 10% of the overall marks. The skills tested include ratios, averages, fractions, percentages and calculation of profit and loss.

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Subject specific entry requirement: Standard Sixth Form entry plus Grade 5 in GCSE Maths or Grade 6 in GCSE Business Studies
Qualification: A Level
Topics and areas covered:
  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change
Future career path: The course provides a solid foundation to pursue courses and careers in Business, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Branding, Events, Accountancy, Actuary and Banking.
Examination information:  
Additional information: Business trip to Thatchers, BASE Competition – students undertake business challenges that enable them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.  We encourage students to be an active participant of our “Churchill’s Economic and Business Society” - involving monthly external speakers.