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BUSINESS

A-LEVEL

BUILD the foundations for a successful business.

Want your own start-up and thirsty for success? Wake up every day with product ideas and want to develop a team to get them on the market?

On the Business A Level you’ll learn the formula to building winning enterprises.

You’ll need a creative mind, one that’s focused both on the little details and the bigger picture.

Modern businesses have a greater challenge than ever. It’s no longer enough to find the right product or service. Your customers are more environmentally aware and cost conscious than ever. Finding a balance is your challenge as an entrepreneur. 

Making things that are both appealing and good, and providing meaningful work to your employees, are the hallmarks of a successful 21st century enterprise.

Business is ever changing, but the basics stay the same. You need to be quick but methodical in problem solving and making decisions. 

On this course we’ll teach you lots of practical tricks and tips to make the right calls while applying critical analysis to every situation.

LESSON TIME!

Shares are a robust indicator of business health. They’re sold by the business to raise money. Shareholders make money either through dividends or an increase in the value of their stocks. But there’s no guarantee profitable businesses will pay dividends.

There are many external and internal factors influencing share price, from political climate and the economy to the company’s management and reputation.

What makes a great investment? We’ll compare the share prices of car firm Tesla and cinema chain Cineworld and go behind the scenes to understand why one boomed and the other plummeted.

We also review the fortunes and otherwise of online food delivery company Just Eat and online fashion retailer Boohoo as they either enjoyed or endured operating during a time of national lockdown.

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What’s next?

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During your Business A-level you’ll be doing a lot of work around analysis, marketing and researching. You’ll be fascinated by data and people, and also the workings of commerce – both at the start-up level, and also more established organisations. Law, retail and HR may be sectors that interest you.

You’ll be ready to expand your knowledge in many different areas. Most of our students go on to study business management, administration, accountancy and finance, HR, marketing and retail management degrees.

Component 1

Business Opportunities and Functions

Component 2

Business Analysis and Strategy

Component 3

Business in a Changing World

Entry requirements:

Six good passes at GCSE including two at grade 6 or above

Course specific entry requirements:

Grade 5 from English and Mathematics  

Course duration:

2 years

Assessment methods:

3 final 2hr15 exams

Course type:

Linear A-Level

Exam board:

Eduqas

We make sure you’re ready for the final exam through regular class assessment. This includes online quizzes, in class assessment, formal end of unit assessments and mock exams.

Xaverian was the only College that had the courses I wanted to study. I’ve really enjoyed my subjects and feel that I have learned a lot of interesting things about how the world works and the history behind it. Xaverian has also helped me to learn about the next steps I need to take in my life when I go to university.

Joseph Shem, Business

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