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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Business Studies

A Level

What is Business Studies?

Business studies offers the chance to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to:

  • the economic environment in which businesses operate
  • the contribution that organisations make to the creation of wealth and the satisfaction of human needs and wants
  • the nature and role of enterprising and managerial behaviour.

Through an A level Business Studies course you will learn about business through an enterprise theme enabling you to think of a new business idea and how you might research and develop it as well as introducing you to international business, equipping you to either work in or manage a business in an international context. The table below shows each of the four units covered over two years, and the range of business concepts that we shall be investigating.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Summary

Paper 1 Marketing, people and global businesses

Marketing mix and strategy

Managing people

Entrepreneurs and leaders.

Global markets and business

Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy

Financial planning

External influences.

Business objectives and strategy

Decision-making techniques

Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment

Each section will contain unseen stimulus materials comprising quantitative and qualitative evidence.


What skills will I gain from studying business studies?

You will develop skills that will allow you to:-

  • investigate different types of business organisations which could be set up to develop and sell a product or service idea in a local, national or international marketplace
  • be able to analyse numerical information to identify, for example, poor cash flow or labour productivity and the reasons for this
  • promote a holistic understanding of business through considering how a new business idea is developed, understanding how a business is managed, how its performance is analysed and how it could trade overseas.

These are invaluable skills that can lead on to further study or enhance your future employment prospects.

Where can I find out more information?

 Mr Bellingham or Miss Leigh: or

See attached leaflet below

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