Take a thrilling dive into the interdisciplinary subject of A-Level Business, where the compelling worlds of accountancy, leadership, economics, law, and social psychology intersect. Our subject is contemporary, reflecting the "real-world" demand by prospective employers and establishing its relevancy and significance.
Our A-Level Business course offers a robust introduction to the ever-evolving global business landscape, equipping you with skills that span across all facets of running a business, right down to the entrepreneurial skills required to launch your own. Upon completion, you'll boast a profound understanding of business, its role in society and the extensive scope it covers.
As part of this course, you'll gain a critical understanding of various business forms, their respective markets, and the intricacies of adding value. The A-Level Business course will arm you with the necessary tools and knowledge to comprehend how businesses are conceived, managed, and steered towards success, positioning you as an invaluable asset to potential employers.
This home-study course adheres to the latest AQA A-Level Business syllabus and is meticulously crafted for online study at your convenience. With unlimited tutor support, a clear induction, and well-structured assignments, we'll help you develop the required skills and knowledge for the exam. If you're planning to sit your final A-Level examinations in the UK, rest assured we guarantee access to one of our exam centres.
Experience the advantages of:
- Fresh course content, written to the latest specification, featuring dynamic and engaging material
- Fast track availability (for exams in 2022)
- Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
- Unending tutor support – we'll assist in crafting a study plan and offer consistent support
- Exam pass guarantee (If you fail on your first attempt, we'll back you up to the next exam)
A-Level Business will enhance a myriad of critical skills such as presenting substantiated arguments, making recommendations based on evidence, and problem-solving.
Awarding body: AQA
Our course code: X908
Qualification code: 7132
AQA qualifications are internationally acknowledged and taught across 30 countries, highly prized by employers and universities alike, enabling students to progress to the next stage of their lives. They accommodate a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.
⏱ Study Hours: Anticipate between 250 and 300 hours of study time, in addition to time for completing assignments.
👩🏫 Study Method: Our course is disseminated through our interactive online learning platform. If preferred, you can print the learning materials. The resources are offered in a variety of formats including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.
📆 Course Duration: Your course will last up to 24 months from enrolment. You will receive login details to our MyOxbridge portal, where all learning materials are available.
📋 Assessment: Enrolments for examinations from Summer 2022 are open. You'll be required to complete three standard A-Level written exams, each contributing to 33.3% of your A-Level, with 100 marks. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.
👩🎓 Course Outcomes: Successfully completing this home learning course will result in an A-Level in Business, issued by AQA, a leading awarding body. This syllabus (7132) has been specifically chosen for its suitability to online learning and its high probability of success.
ℹ️ Additional Information: Level 3 Difficulty. GCSE level education or equivalent is recommended for this course. Internet access is required.
UCAS Points - 56
Course Content: The course is structured into various modules covering topics such as the nature and purpose of business, decision-making in various areas, strategic business positioning, and managing strategic change, among others.
Here's a brief overview of each module:
1️⃣ What is business?: This module lays a strong foundation of understanding around the nature, purpose, and different forms of business. You'll explore how external environments can affect cost and demand in the private and public sector.
2️⃣ Managers, leadership and decision making: Understand the crucial role of managers, effective decision making and leadership styles, and their impact on the success of a business.
3️⃣ Decision making to improve marketing performance: Learn to conduct marketing research, set objectives and improve performance. Explore how technological advancements influence decision-making and marketing activities.
4️⃣ Decision making to improve operational performance: Master the art of increasing efficiency and labour productivity. You'll delve into the ethical and environmental influences on operational decisions and how they bolster a business's competitiveness.
5️⃣ Decision making to improve financial performance: Learn about factors influencing financial decisions and the key financial concepts like return on investment, cash flow, and profit.
6️⃣ Decision making to improve human resource performance: Understand the importance of motivation and engagement in the workplace and the impact of various internal and external influences on human resources decisions.
7️⃣ Analysing the strategic position of a business: Develop a comprehensive understanding of strategic positioning, mission, and corporate objectives, and learn how to evaluate the impact of strategic positioning on functional decision-making and profits.
8️⃣ Choosing strategic direction: Understand the factors that influence market and product choices and the rationale behind different strategic directions.
9️⃣ Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies: Discover the importance of innovation in supporting business growth strategies and learn about the advantages of targeting and operating in international markets.
🔟 Managing strategic change: Lastly, you will learn about the challenges of changing organisational culture and how to effectively implement strategic change.
This comprehensive course is designed to arm you with an understanding of the business world, preparing you for the next step in your career or academic journey. With a blend of theory, real-world examples, and interactive activities, this course is not just an educational experience, but a preparation for the future. Start your journey with us today! 🚀