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An award winning sixth-form college in the heart of Central London offering a wide range of GCSE and A-Level courses

The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements is excellent
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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE

BUSINESS STUDIES (AQA)

A-Level Course Outline

Why study Business at A-Level?

Business studies If you have a passion for Business and you are interested in the stock exchange or new business ventures this is the course for you. You will gain the skills to analyse real life case studies for companies such as Amazon, Apple, BMW, Tesco's etc. Business studies will also equip you with the skills to analyse key financial data to help business decision making. Overall you will develop essential skills required to run a business such as in Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management.

What is Business Studies at A-Level?

A Level Business Studies considers strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of a business. It starts with a comparison of the objectives of the company as a whole and distinguishes them from the objectives of each department. The A-Level syllabus also equips you with skills to analyse financial information and external influences on a business.

Main Topics Covered


The Business Studies course helps you to develop a number of skills:


What are the challenging aspects of the course?

BUSINESS STUDIES A-Level (AQA) Course Specification

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Note: Assessment is 100% examinations based, therefore there is no course work.

Structure of the Course

This course will be taught for 6x 1hour lessons per week. Independent study is set each week and deadlines must be adhered to. The course will involve additional reading, so please be prepared for this.

Core Textbook

AQA A Level Business 1 Third Edition (Wolinski & Coates)27 Mar 2015
by John Wolinski and Gwen Coates ISBN - 978-1471836091

Further Reading

Michael E Porter, "Competitive Strategy: Techniques
for Analyzing Industries and Competitors" ISBN:978-0684841489.
Ian Marcouse, "Business Studies for A-Level", 4th Edition, ISBN:9781444122756.

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