You will study business in a variety of contexts (e.g. large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing) and explore and consider: the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making- the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness- the competitive environment and the market in which they operate- the influence on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues-the factors that might determine whether a decision is successful e.g. the quality of data and the degree of uncertainty-how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how business operate and compete- the impact of stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions.
Paper 1 explores different types of business. It focuses on managers, leadership and decision making. Paper 1 [Business 1] is assessed through a two hour examination and consists of 100 marks worth 33.3% of the A level. There are three compulsory sections: 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 [Business 2] focuses on decision making to improve marketing performance, operational performance, financial performance and human resource management. Paper 2 is assessed through a two hour examination and is out of 100 marks worth 33.3% of A level. Paper 2 involves three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions.
Paper 3 [Business 3] is about strategies and how business respond to changing opportunities and threats. We will explore a variety of scenarios involving leading firms such as Microsoft, Nokia, Kodak, Sony etc. What is the recipe for success in a volatile world? Paper 3 [Business 3] is examined through a two hour examination is out of 100 marks worth 33.3% of A levels. There is one compulsory case study followed by approximately six questions.
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