COURSE REQUIREMENTS: GCSE Grade 4 or above in a Business related subject. If not studied previously, GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4 or above.
WHAT IS THE COURSE CONTENT AND HOW WILL I BE EXAMINED?
• Understanding of the nature and purpose of business • Understanding of different business forms • Managers, leadership and decision making • Understanding of the role and importance of stakeholders • Marketing and analysing marketing performance • Operations and analysing operational performance • Finance and analysing financial performance • Motivation
• Analysing the strategic position of a business • Choosing strategic direction • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies • Managing strategic change
There are three external examination papers, all equally weighted at 33% each. The examination consist of multiple choice, short answer and data response questions based on stimuli and longer answer essay questions.
“EVERY JOB YOU GET WILL BE A BUSINESS OF SOME SORT, NO MATTER WHAT THE INDUSTRY. WE HAVE VERY SUPPORTIVE TEACHERS THAT PROVIDE ENGAGING LESSONS THAT PUSH YOU. YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE SKILLS REQUIRED AND MORE TO SUCCEED IN YOU CHOSEN CAREER.”
EVAN MITCHELL – DEGREE LEVEL APPRENTICESHIP WITH MORRISONS
ST NICHOLAS EXTRA:
Students have the opportunity to take part in the following:
• Young Enterprise, or Tycoon in Schools. • Student Investor Challenge – you get to buy and sell shares on the stock exchange. • Educational visits – Jaguar LandRover. • Guest lectures from industry speakers.