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19/07/18

School is out for summer. Thank you for all your support this year and we hope you all have a restful break. ☀️

18/07/18

The legend that is Mrs White is retiring after 14 years at HACH. We wish you all the very best on your retirement- you deserve it and we miss you already 😢 https://t.co/KnFW8NhH0q

18/07/18

What an amazing experience for our pupils today. £160 for charity wayhey 👏🏻 https://t.co/RZET8Pe4FK

18/07/18

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Looks like a tasty trip to for Mandarin students! https://t.co/dmDr143JVi

18/07/18

Christie’s Art Auction 👍🏻 💰 https://t.co/oMwfXhkRj1

18/07/18

Reminder regarding tomorrow https://t.co/Ez2jKkLvsF

18/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

We have England Spain tickets 8th September 1945 kick off at Wembley. We will be running a coach. They will go on sale tomorrow. 40 , first come first serve. Open to all years and gender. ⚽🇬🇧

16/07/18

Announcement: The school day will end at 2pm on Thursday for the summer holidays.

16/07/18

Retweetd From TalentEd

It's our graduation session at today! We're incredibly proud of our bright students for their commitment and hard work over the last 21 sessions. Congratulations and enjoy a well-deserved Summer break! https://t.co/NEDNHQhNen

16/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

We should be back at school at 14.20! Students will be able to go straight home.

16/07/18

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Congratulations staff and pupils - this was a well deserved and achievement https://t.co/7kTtMurZMH

16/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

Picnic stop on the way home! https://t.co/kgaRG7wFmN

16/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

All on the ferry, due back in Southampton at 10.30! https://t.co/gvnt7FvXKS

15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

YMCA! https://t.co/GAI1PdFYp7

15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

Last night Disco - amazing end to a fabulous weekend! https://t.co/a9lHg8wlqM

15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

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15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

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15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

Some winners from Federation sports day https://t.co/FOmB905KHP

15/07/18

Retweetd From HACH PGL

Mr Tannahill & Miss Loft encouraging one student on the Zip Wire. We are so proud of ALL our students for going beyond their comfort zones! https://t.co/CZzromv1Vj

Harris Academies
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Business

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 5 in Maths. A Grade B in Business GCSE is preferred.

An additional AS in Core Maths is advised if not taking Maths A Level.

What is A Level Business?

Business focuses on the inside workings of business, looking in more detail at different functions including marketing, production, people, finance and accounting as well as how the environment in which business operates provides opportunities and threats to their primary purpose of making a profit.

The qualification is built around two exams that have central case studies. This provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to real life situations and prove your evaluation skills.

Year 1 Course Content

  • 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 markets in which businesses operate
  • the influences 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 businesses operate and compete
  • the impact on stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions
  • use of non-quantitative and quantitative data in decision making

Year 2 Course Content

  • the impact of technology on strategic decision making
  • the influences of Corporate Social Responsibility, ethical and environmental issues on strategic decisions
  • the difficulties in forecasting future trends
  • the importance of assessing feasibility and risk when making strategic decisions
  • the impact on stakeholders of strategic decisions and their response to such decisions

How will you be assessed?

100% examination at the end of two years based on three 2 hour written papers.

Exam Board: AQA