AQA A Level Business Unit 7 - Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business

AQA A Level Business Unit 7 - Analysing the Strategic Position of a Business


A 10 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 7 of the A Level Business course.


PowerPoints include:

•Mission, Corporate Objectives and Strategy
•Financial Ratio Analysis (including bonus Balance Sheets and Income Statement PowerPoints)
•Analysing the Overall Performance of a Business
•The External Environment - Political and Legal Change
•The External Environment - Economic Change

•The External Environment - Social and Technological Change
•The External Environment - The Competitive Environment
•Analysing Strategic Options - Investment Appraisal


Specific topic areas include:


Mission statements and corporate objectives

Short termism

Strategy and tactics

SWOT analysis

Balance sheets

Income statements


Financial ratio analysis (gearing, ROCE, current ratio, efficiency ratios)

Core competencies

Assessing short and long-term business performance

Kaplan and Norton's Balanced Scorecard model

Elkington's Triple Bottom Line (People, Profit and Planet)

Political and legal environment in the UK and EU

Economic factors influencing business

The UK and the EU

Exchange rates, inflation, interest rates, GDP and taxation

Fiscal and monetary policy


Emerging economies

Open trade v protectionism

Urbanisation and migration

Changing consumer lifestyles and buying behaviour

Online business growth

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Carroll's Social Responsibility pyramid model

Technological change

Porter's Five Forces Model

Investment appraisal

Risk and uncertainty

Sensitivity analysis


Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions).


In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.