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Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE business if taken. Grade 6 in GCSE mathematics and Grade 6 in English language.

Course Content

Why business? This course introduces you to the dynamic business environment and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in creating business opportunities and sustaining business growth. You’ll develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for a place on our Career Ready programme which includes talks by guru lecturers, visits, work experience and links with mentors in the world of work. A degree in this subject is a traditional route to a range of careers in business management, international business and other business related courses at Russell Group universities. Many business students also take advantage of school leaver schemes andapprenticeships. Course content The focus of this course is to nurture an enthusiasm for studying business using contemporary contexts, allowing learners to develop an appreciation of the strategic, complex and inter-related nature of business issues from a local to a global perspective. Through three main components – business opportunities and functions, business analysis and strategy, and business in a changing world – you’ll gain an understanding of the important role played by small businesses in the economy and the opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs, as well as the importance of established business and not-for-profit organisations in providing goods and services. Mark scheme Exam - 2 hours 15 mins - 33.3% Business opportunities and functions -80 marks Exam - 2 hours 15 mins - 33.3% Business analysis and strategy -80 marks Exam - 2 hours 15 mins - 33.3% Business in a changing world -80 marks
Friern Barnet School
“Everything you learn in business you can use in your life. It prepares you for the business world.
Moving from GCSE Business to A level felt comfortable because a lot of the topics are similar, but you expand on them and learn about them in more depth.
We’ve never felt out of place at Woodhouse. It feels like a big family and we all take care of each other here.”

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