business

A Level Business

Exam Board
AQA
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it would be advantageous if learners have studied similar unit content at Level 2. It is recommended that learners have, or are working towards, a level 5/grade C or above in Maths and English GCSEs.
What will I study?
1 What is business?
2 Managers, leadership and decision making
3 Decision making to improve marketing performance
4 Decision making to improve operational performance
5 Decision making to improve financial performance
6 Decision making to improve human resource performance
7 Analysing the strategic position of a business
8 Choosing strategic direction
9 Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
10 Managing strategic change
Assessment
The A Level is assessed through 3 exams of equal weighting, all sat at the end of Year 13. The three exams cover all content from the two year course but assess different skills
What skills will I gain?
You will learn to:
• develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
• be aware that business behaviour can be studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders
• acquire a range of skills including decision-making and problem-solving
• be aware of the current structure of business and business practice.
Future pathways
This, combined with other qualifications, will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress into Higher Education (HE) on a business-related programme such as Business, Business Management, Marketing, Business and Finance, Business and Economics and Accounting. It will also allow them to choose non-business related degree programmes or take them into employment where they would continue to study