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Business

As a department we believe that understanding the world of business involves the use of real life situations that are happening in the Business world.

In Business Studies our aim is for students to understand and appreciate the significance of business to themselves and to society as a whole.  Students will gain an understanding of how businesses are run and the way in which external influences affect the business world.   As a department we believe that understanding the world of business involves the use of real life situations that are happening in the Business world.

We are keen to promote independent learning and students are encouraged to make full use of the resources available on Fronter and in the library.

 “A level Business Studies is an informative subject which provides useful information that can help to provide students with knowledge of current business affairs to succeed in their future careers. By exploring real-life business examples, students are able to give their own contributions to gain a confident understanding in a changing business world”

Year 12 Student

KEY STAGE 4 

Students studying the subject at GCSE follow the Edexcel specification. During the course, the following topics are covered:

Year 10 (New Specification)

Year 11 (old Specification)

Theme 1

1.1 Enterprise

1.2 Spotting a Business Opportunity

1.3 Putting an Idea into Practice

1.4 How to Make a Business Effective

1.5 External Influences on Business

Unit 3

1.1 Marketing

1.2 Meeting Customer Needs

1.3 Effective Financial Management

1.4 Effective People Management

1.5 The Wider World

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.

A LEVEL 

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the Edexcel specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12

Year 13

Theme 2

2.1 – Raising Finance

2.2 – Financial Planning

2.3 – Managing Finance

2.4 – Resource Management

2.5 – External Influences

Theme 3

3.1 – Business Objectives & Strategies

3.2 – Business Growth

3.3 – Decision-making Techniques

3.4 – Influences on Business Decisions

3.5 – Assessing Competitiveness

3.6 – Managing Change

Theme 1

1.1 – Meeting Customer Needs

1.2 – The Market

1.3 – Marketing Mix & Strategy

1.4 – Managing People

1.5 – Entrepreneurs & Leaders

Theme 4

4.1 – Globalisation

4.2 – Global Markets & Business Expansion

4.3 – Global Marketing

4.4 – Global Industries & Companies (Multinational Corporations).

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.