THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Key Stage 5

Exam Board: Edexcel

Contact: Mrs K. Taylor

What Will I Learn?

  • In Theme 1 you will learn about dynamic markets, social media and online retailing, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Theme 2 introduces you to business finance, the impact of economic uncertainty on businesses and the competitive environment
  • In Theme 3 you will be moving from functions to strategy, exploring business decision-making, small business survival, managing change and scenario planning
  • Theme 4 explores global business, investigating overseas markets, cultural and social differences and the impact of multinationals

Is Business for me? Yes, if you enjoy:

  • Communicating and explaining ideas
  • Exploring and presenting alternative courses of action
  • Thinking strategically and making decisions
  • Working with numbers to solve business problems
  • Keeping up to date with national and international business news
  • Learning about the world of business through research and investigation
Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5

Where can Business take me?

An A level in Business can lead to a wide range of options post 18. Many students choose to study for a degree in Business and can choose a course which will allow them to specialise in an area of business that they most enjoy, such as finance or marketing. Many degrees now combine business with a modern foreign language which would give an opportunity to study overseas. It's a great foundation for a higher level apprenticeship in Accounting and Finance or Project Management. Also provides a general feel and understanding of the commercial world.

Assessment

AS LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1
Paper 2
1 hour 30 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
50%
50%
A LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
2 hour exam
2 hour exam
2 hour exam
35%
35%
30%