A Level Business Studies

This A Level Business course introduces you to all you need to know about working in business, providing a solid foundation for further study. 

Course Content: AQA Business (7132)

Paper 1: Marketing, People and Global Business (35%)

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

With a focus on helping you to become a good decision maker, you’ll learn essential managerial skills, alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver. These skills are all highly sought after and valued in a wide range of careers.

Useful for…

If you’d like to study business, finance or management at university, A-level Business provides an excellent foundation. The skills you learn are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers. Whatever you choose to do in the future, you will find that the things you learn in this course will help. For example, you will probably work with lots of different people, so knowledge of motivational theory will help you to work well with others and help them achieve their potential. You might have ambitious plans to start your own business. If that’s the case, you’ll find the marketing and finance topics particularly useful.

How it will be assessed...

Paper 1: Multiple-choice questions, short answer and two essays

Paper 2: Three compulsory data response questions

Paper 3: One compulsory case study consisting of six questions

3 written exams: 2 hours 100 marks in total each 33.3% of A-level

Entry Criteria

Grade 5 in Maths and English. C or above in Business Studies (if done as GCSE).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to visit various businesses in the local area and nationally (Coca Cola Enterprise, Cadbury UK). Guest speakers from well-established businesses will attend Ruislip High School in order to enrich students’ knowledge and experience of the business world.