Business Edexcel (9BSO)
WHAT THIS COURSE OFFERS YOU
- A-level Business is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers taken at the end of year 2.
- Themes 1 and 2 will build your knowledge of core business concepts and apply this to business contexts.
- Themes 3 and 4 require you to take a more thoughtful and strategic view of business opportunities, issues and assumptions.
- You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you would like to understand how businesses operate and the approaches used to make informed decisions to minimise risk.
- ...you want to demonstrate a critical and thoughtful approach to business and learn that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
- …you have an interest in current affairs and want to learn how economic principles support business decisions.
- 5 GCSE passes at G4 or higher.
- G5 or above in GCSE English and Maths.
ASSESSMENT / CORE MODULES
- Theme 1 – Marketing and people
- Theme 2 – Managing business activities
- Theme 3 – Business decisions and strategy
- Theme 4 – Global business
HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?
- A variety of methods including note-taking, worksheets, research, data response questions, case studies, business report writing, group discussion and visits to, and by, industry partners.
- Extra-curricular activities include regularly keeping up to date with newspapers, business magazines, journals, television documentaries and radio broadcasts.
- Some students who decided to go on to University to study Business could specialise in a range of areas such as: Business with a Language, Management, International Business, Accounting & Taxation, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Hospitality & Tourism or any economics-related subject.
- Many universities offer four-year courses where students work for one year in a business, during their third year of the course. This subject will therefore benefit any career as the concepts studied are relevant to all workplaces.