Curriculum - Business Studies

A Level Business and Level 3 Applied General Business     
HT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Y12 Business Linear A Level Year 1 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132Induction Unit 1 'What is Business?': Nature & Purpose of Business; Different Business Forms Start Unit 2 'Managers, Leadership and Decision Making': Decision Making and Management Decision Making Complete Unit 2: 'Managers, Leadership and Decision Making' Unit 3: Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance; Start Unit 4 Decision Making to Improve Operational PerformanceComplete Unit 4 Decision Making to Improve Operational Performance Start Unit 5: Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance Continue Unit 5: Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance Start Unit 6: Decision Making to Improve Human Resource PerformanceComplete Unit 6: Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance Revision to ExamsEnd of Year Exams Begin Year 2 syllabus
Y13 Business Linear A Level Year 2 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132Unit 7: Analysing the strategic position of a business Unit 7: Analysing the strategic position of a business (continued) Unit 8 Choosing Strategic Direction Unit 9 Strategic Methods: how to pursue strategies Unit 10: Managing Strategic ChangeCompleting Units & Revision Revision & Examinations
Y12 Applied General Business www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/applied-generalInduction Unit 1 Financial Planning & Analysis (Exam 17/1/18) Unit 2 Assignment 1 Business Dynamics (Coursework)Unit 1 Financial Planning & Analysis (Exam 17/1/18) Unit 2 Assignment 1 Business Dynamics (Coursework)Unit 1 Financial Planning & Analysis (Exam - 17th January) Unit 2 Assignment 1 Business Dynamics (Coursework) Completing Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Unit 2 Business Dynamics (Coursework) Unit 3 Entrepreneurial Opportunities (External Assignment)Completion and submission of Assignment 2 Unit 2 to AQA mid May Unit 3 Entrepreneurial Opportunities Research, then Assessment takes place w/c 21/5 (External Assignment) including submission of work to AQA (deadline 4/6/18)Start Year 2 Units Unit 1 resit (only if required) 7th June
Y13 Applied General Business www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/applied-generalUnit 4 Managing & Leading People (exam 22/1/18) Unit 5 Assignment 1 (Coursework) Developing a Business Proposal Unit 4 Managing & Leading People (exam 22/1/18) Unit 5 Assignment 1 (Coursework) Developing a Business Proposal Final preparations for Unit 4 Managing & Leading People (exam 22/1/18) Unit 5 Assignment 1(Coursework) Developing a Business Proposal Completing Assignment 1 Unit 5 (Coursework) Developing a Business Proposal Unit 8 Assignment 1 (Coursework) Marketing CommunicationsCompleting Unit 8 Assignment 1, Assignment 2 (Coursework) Marketing Communications Assignment 2 Unit 5 Developing a Business Proposal Submission of Coursework Units to AQA Unit 3 Resubmission if necessaryCourse complete unless resit required: Unit 4 11th June

Business Studies

A Level Business (new September 2015 Examination Board: AQA) is a dynamic subject that engages students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society.

They will study key contemporary developments such as digital technology and business ethics, and globalisation is covered throughout the topics.

Students also develop real life skills such as those needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

With a focus on helping students become good decision makers, they will learn essential managerial skills, alongside techniques to help them become analytical problem solvers.

These skills are all highly sought after and valued in a wide range of careers.

Assessment is wholly by examination, and the question papers use a variety of assessment styles including multiple choice, short answer, data response, essay and case studies so that students feel more confident and engage with the questions.

Real life case studies will be used wherever possible to make it easier for students to relate to and apply their knowledge and skills developed throughout the course.

Subject Content:

Year 12:

 

What is business?

Managers, leadership and decision making
Decision making to improve:

  • Marketing performance
  • Operational performance
  • Financial performance
  • Human resource performance

 

Year 13:

  • Analysing the strategic position of a business (A Level only)
  • Choosing strategic direction (A Level only)
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies (A Level only)
  • Managing strategic change (A Level only)

Assessments

Assessments will all take place at the end of Year 13, and students must undertake all the assessments for the award of the A Level qualification. Assessment is 100% external examination; there is no coursework element.

For students interested in studying business, finance or management at University, A Level business provides an excellent foundation. Skills learned are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers, helping students long into the future. For example, knowledge of motivational theory will help students to work well with others and help them achieve their potential. Marketing and finance topics will be particularly useful for students interested in starting their own business.

Applied General In Business

This course is ideal for learners keen to broaden their knowledge of a particular sector. They’re developed with the support of higher education. The one year Level 3 Certificate in Applied Business focuses on 4 themes: people, markets, operational delivery. and finance. The qualification is split into units to address these themes so that content is coherent and joined up. After two years this can be converted into a Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Business, in this students gain a broad understanding of business topics and consider how to plan and deliver a product or a service.

These courses:

  • Provide a broad understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and can be studied alongside A Levels and/or other Level 3 vocational qualifications
  • Prepare learners to work in business and entrepreneurship after achieving the qualification or via University or College
  • Are strongly entrepreneurial to provide a focus for the structure and content of the qualification
  • Synoptic character ensures applied learning is broad, practical and realistic • Are supported by HE business schools and HE business enterprise departments
  • Use examination, external assignment and centre set assignment to ensure learners’ practical experience is maximised and assessed appropriately.”