Head of faculty: Mrs N Sevellec
Teaching Staff: Miss A Bibi, Mrs J Little
This GCSE course opens exciting opportunities to study business-related subjects at A-level. Business can be the gateway into a number of great career choices: as well as being a fascinating subject in its own right, and is a useful subsidiary subject alongside many degree courses at university.
This course is 25% controlled assessment and 75% examination. Learners will look at the basic theories behind setting up and running a business and examine real life examples to determine the reliability of these theories. In the coursework element students are expected to recommend strategies for a business owner to improve the success of their business.
How will I be assessed?
- UNIT A291 – Marketing & enterprise
Controlled assessment – Approx 16 hours – 60 marks (25% of the qualification) Candidates select one of the two controlled assessment tasks made available by OCR.
- UNIT A292 – Business & People
Written paper – 1 Hour – 60 marks (25% of the qualification)
2 short-answer data-response questions, Candidates answer both questions.
- UNIT A293 – Production, finance and the external business environment.
Written paper – 1 Hour 30 minutes – 90 marks (50% of the qualification)
Question paper: 3 questions based on a pre-released case study. Candidates answer all questions.
Future employment opportunities?
Business is a universal subject. There are few, if any, careers for which an understanding of business would not be of some benefit. Business Studies is also a key to attaining highly paid and challenging roles in all levels of management. There are many famous entrepreneurs that have inspired us at some point so if you are inspired by Alan Sugar, Mark Zuckerburg and other entrepreneurs this may be the course for you.