Level: AS and A LEVEL
Exam Board: WJEC
This course encourages students to take a problem-solving approach to Business Studies in order to help them understand the nature and operation of business and industry and to develop their ability to recognise, define, analyse and evaluate problems. Whenever appropriate, ICT resources are used e.g. construction of break-even charts and internet based researches.
The course can be studied at AS or A level a summary of the scheme of assessment for AS and A level is set out in the table below.
The Business Framework
Short answer questions, all compulsory – (20%)
|Data response plus short answer questions, all compulsory – (30%)|
Business Decision Making
Compulsory questions based on a case study – (25%)
Business Strategy and Practise
|Section A – Compulsory short answer questions and problem solving questions.
Section B – One synoptic essay from a choice of 3.
Requirements/Skills for entry onto the course
No prerequisite subject qualifications expected, but a high level of numeracy and literacy is required. Good ICT skills would also be beneficial. Involvement in this course will result in the development of higher level skills – especially these of analysis and evaluation.
This course is a demanding but highly interesting one and would be an excellent preparation for those anticipating a business related degree course or perhaps a career in commerce and industry.
Staff to consult for further information
Mrs N Phillips, Miss L Whitcombe