A Level Business Studies (AQA 2310)
- Week 1: Monday 3 April – Friday 7 April
- Week 2: Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April
- Week 3: Monday 17 April – Friday 21 April
(Good Friday is 7 April 2023; Easter Monday is 10 April 2023)
Length of Course
Five full days, 40 hours total.
9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily.
This revision course, like previous courses, is intended to reinforce individual areas of weakness and to focus heavily on exam practice to develop the techniques necessary to produce high exam scores. The following course outlines can be varied in line with the requirements of a particular student cohort.
1 – What is Business? Managers, Leadership and Decision Making (AS):
Common Objectives, business forms, external environment, leadership, decision making, stakeholders.
2 – Decision Making to Improve Marketing Performance (AS):
Marketing objectives, understanding markets, positioning, marketing mix.
3 – Decision Making to Improve Operational Performance (AS):
Operational objectives, operational performance, efficiency and productivity, improving quality, inventory and supply chains.
4 – Decision Making to Improve Financial Performance (AS):
Setting financial objectives, analysing financial objectives, sources of finance, improving cash flow.
5 – Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance (AS):
Setting HR objectives, analysing HR performance, improving organisation, motivation, employee relations.
6 – Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business (2nd Year):
Mission, corporate objectives and strategy, internal/external position, external opportunities and threats, the competitive environment.
7 – Ratio Analysis and Investment Appraisal (2nd Year):
Key Ratios, Quantitative measure, Payback, NPV, ARR.
8 – Choosing Strategic Direction (2nd Year):
Strategic direction, strategic positioning, markets and products.
9 – Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies (2nd Year):
Change in scale, innovation, internationalisation, digital technology.
10 – Managing Strategic Change (2nd Year):
Managing change, Organisational culture. Strategic implementation, problems with strategy and why they fail.
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