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Business Studies

Welcome to the Business Studies and Economics Department at Rickmansworth School. 

We fully believe and support in all we do the whole school vision of ‘Achievement for All’.  The Business and Economics department achieve strong and improving results year on year.  Our results are consistently above national averages.  All in the team have previous industry experience which along with a real genuine interest in subjects taught, enable lessons to be engaging and accessible to students.

 

Key results for 2015-16 are as follows:

GCSE: 25% A* - A, 73% A*-C (Summer 2016)
AS Business Studies ALPS 3 (Summer 2016)
A2 Business Studies ALPS 2 (Summer 2016)
AS and A2 Economics ALPS 3 (Summer 2016)

The ALPS above puts us in the outstanding category when compared to providers of the same qualification nationally.


 

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we currently offer GCSE Business Studies.The course consists of three modules and is structured as follows:

Controlled assessment is completed in the summer term of Year10.This involves students researching a local business and offering suggestions for improvement with a specified topic focus.Students sit two exams at the end of year 11.

 

Key Stage 5

At KS5 we offer two A-level courses; Business Studies and Economics.  Both A-Levels are assessed 100% by exam at the end of the AS/A Level year.  The course structures are detailed below.

 

A-Level Business Studies:

Course/Paper title

Assessment

Total marks

Examination length

% of assessment

Year 12: AS course

Paper 1: Business 1

Three compulsory sections:

Section A has 10 multiple choice = 10 marks

Section B has short answer questions = 20 marks approx.

Section C has 2 data response stimuli with questions = 25 marks each

80

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

 

Year 12: AS Course

Paper 2: Business 2

One compulsory case study consisting of approximately seven questions

80

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

 

Year 13: A Level course

Paper 1: Business 1

Three compulsory sections:

Section A has 15 multiple choice = 10 marks

Section B has short answer questions = 35 marks

Sections C & D have 2 essay questions (choice of one from two) = 25 marks each

100

2 hours

33.3% A level

Year 13: A Level course

Paper 2: Business 2

Three data response compulsory questions worth approximately 33 marks each and made up of three or four part questions

100

2 hours

33.3% A level

Year 13: A Level course Paper 3: Business 3

One compulsory case study followed by approx. 6 questions

100

2 hours

33.3% A level

 

For more information please go to:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132/introduction

 

Extra-Curricular & Trips

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