The Business A Level Course considers the way in which businesses, local, national or international, operate – and the effect of the external business environment which provides opportunities and imposes constraints on the pursuit of short-term and long-term objectives. As well as this, students will have the opportunity of further in-depth study of a range of business functional areas, where tasks are differentiated into specialist areas, such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Operations Management. In Year 2, the main emphasis on topics learnt, will be on business strategy: its nature, development and implementation, plus a critical evaluation in the context of specific organisational and business situations to solve problems and make decisions. This also includes all aspects of the globalisation of business in today’s modern world. Overall, this course will help students to develop analytical and evaluative skills, which are highly prized in the employment market.
No prior knowledge of business is necessary; however, if GCSE Business has been taken, a Grade 4 is required.