A level

Business Studies

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs Wright
Subject Leader
swt@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr Worth
Teacher
awo@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs Kasmir
Teacher
ekr@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
A level Business StudiesAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132Exam

Year 12

Term 1
The nature and purpose of business
Managers leaders and decision making

Term 2
Decision making to improve marketing performance
Decision making to improve operational performance

Term 3
Decision making to improve financial performance
Decision making to improve human resource performance

Year 13

Term 1
Analysing the strategic position of a business
Strategic direction: choosing which markets to compete in and what products to offer

Term 2
Assessing a change in scale
Managing change

How to support your child in Business Studies:

Students need to develop a general understanding of how Businesses and the economy operate.  They should be regularly reading newspapers and following online news such as the BBC. Students will be issued with exam packs when they start the course with access to past papers which they will be using outside of lessons. Online support is available via the exam board website www.aqa.org.uk as well as independent websites such as www.tutor2u.net where there is access to blogs, study notes and online video clips.