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Course Description:


  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change


 Assessment Format


Paper 1: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)

Three compulsory sections:
Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks
Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks
Section C has two essay questions (choice of one from two and one from two) each worth 25 marks
Paper 2: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)
5 data questions- ranging from short to extended responses.
Paper 3: Written exam: 2 hour (33.3%)
One compulsory case study with 6 questions
Board: AQA
Course Entry Requirements:
GCSE grade 5 in English Language  or where Business GCSE has been taken a grade 5 and above.
Teacher to contact: Mrs K Smith