Presentation on theme: "Business AS and A-Level Starting September 2015 (Edexcel)"— Presentation transcript:
Business AS and A-Level Starting September 2015 (Edexcel)
The Business Education department Mr Rockliffe Head of the Social Sciences Faculty and Subject Leader for Business Education Miss Bryan Teacher of Business Mrs Featherstone Teacher of Business and Enterprise Coordinator
A Level at a glance Theme 1 Theme 1 Marketing and people Theme 3 Theme 3 Business decisions and strategy Paper 1 Paper 1 Marketing, people and global businesses (2 hours) 35 % Theme 2 Theme 2 Managing business activities Theme 4 Theme 4 Global business Paper 2 Paper 2 Business activities, decisions and strategy (2 hours) 35% Paper 3 Paper 3 Investigating business in a competitive environment (2 hours) 30% *All exams sat at the end of the two year course
AS at a glance Theme 1 Theme 1 Marketing and people Paper 1 Paper 1 Marketing and people (1 hour 30 mins) 50% Theme 2 Theme 2 Managing business activities Paper 2 Paper 2 Managing business activities (1 hour 30 mins) 50% *All exams sat at the end of the one year course
Content: Themes 1 and 2 Theme 1 meeting customer needs the market marketing mix and strategy managing people entrepreneurs and leaders. Theme 2 raising finance financial planning managing finance resource management external influences.
Content: Themes 3 and 4 Theme 3 business objectives and strategy business growth decision-making techniques influences on business decisions assessing competitiveness managing change. Theme 4 globalisation global markets and business expansion global marketing global industries and companies (multinational corporations).
Paper 3- Case study This paper has a pre-released context to enable students to investigate an industry or market in which businesses operate. Students on the A-level course will work on this after their AS exam leave and during the summer before Y13 starts in the September.
Quantitative Skills The assessment of quantitative skills will include at least Level 2 mathematical skills as a minimum of 10% of the overall A Level marks (5% of the overall AS marks).