Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

Business is an exciting and topical course which students can relate to. You will study topics such as marketing, finance, human resources and operations management and analyse how they influence the way in which a Business performs.

The course also looks at the impact that external factors have on Business activity such as interest rates, environmental issues and globalisation.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths.

Business will provide you with a profound understanding of current affairs and how business activity shapes the world we live in.
You will develop an array of skills such as analysing data and critical thinking on the Business course which will be invaluable in later life whether you work in a Business or decide to run a Business of your own.

Unique features of this course include: Interactive lessons, Topical activities, Debates/discussions

You will develop advanced skills of application, analysis and evaluation. These skills are transferable and will help you build a solid foundation for higher study. Experience of studying business and management should contribute positively to your future employment and promotional prospects.

Business adviser, Chartered management accountant, Civil Servant, Economist, Environmental consultant, Ergonomist, Financial manager, Financial risk analyst, Health service manager, Hotel manager, Internal auditor, IT consultantManagement consultant, Office manager, Operational researcher, Product manager, Project manager, Public affairs consultant

Assessment: 100% examination at the end of Year 13 (second year).
There are 3 papers, each is 2 hours long and is worth 33.3% of your final grade).
Paper 1: Section A has 15 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 15 marks. Section B has short answer questions worth 35 marks. Sections C and D have two essay questions (choice of one from two and one from two) worth 25 marks each.
Paper 2: Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions.
Paper 3: One compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions

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