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Head of Business - Ms Dominique Ellis
Take a minute to consider a question: during your waking hours, what is the longest you can remember going without interacting with a business in some way? Whether you are visiting a website, popping into a shop, taking a train or bus, watching TV or even sitting in a lesson at school, the principles of business are behind almost everything we do in modern life. The Business A Level course puts you at the heart of this, analysing how businesses start, how they are run and how they make strategic decisions to maximise their future profits. Students learn not only what makes a successful business and how to measure that success, but also how to evaluate the weaknesses of less prosperous companies and devise strategies to improve their performance.
At Trinity we follow the AQA Business A Level course, which begins with a look at what a company actually consists of and the roles of those who run it, including their leadership and decision-making skills. The L6th year then takes each function of the business in turn, analysing the decisions that managers may make to improve its marketing, financial and operational performance as well as how best to select, train and manage their staff. The U6th year builds on this material, moving on to take a more strategic approach to running a business. Students will first learn how to analyse the current position of a company in terms of its strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. They will then use this information to choose a strategic direction and plan and execute strategies that lead to the achievement of long-term goals, including technological innovation for the digital age and managing expansion on both a national and an international scale. Assessment is 100% by examination and takes a variety of forms including: multiple choice questions, data analysis and essay writing. For more detailed information, please click here for the board’s course page, which contains the full specification and exemplar exam papers.
Why Study Business?
Far from being a “soft option”, Business is a subject that will teach students invaluable skills of analysis and evaluation in an up-to-date, culturally and politically relevant setting. Current real-world case studies will always be used to make the course one of the most dynamic A Levels available and the subject would be an excellent choice for anyone hoping to excel in the business world in future or looking the broaden their subject portfolio and develop skills that will be useful throughout their career. In the more immediate future, candidates for law, medicine, engineering and many other university courses will find that their degree is highly likely to have at least one optional business or management component that this A Level will give them a solid grounding in.
If you would like any more information please email Mr Earl on firstname.lastname@example.org.