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Business Studies

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The Business course will give you an introduction to how the commercial world operates. As well as gaining business knowledge, through real business case studies, you will develop the skills of data interpretation, decision making and problem solving.


Course content
Business Studies aims to help you to develop an understanding of business organisations and the markets they serve. There are many enrichments opportunities available to Business students including, the Micro Tyco Ethical Investor Challenge, the Business Consultancy Projects and the ICAEW's Business, Accounting and Skills Competition.
Year 1
Theme 1: Marketing and People
Marketing Mix and Strategy
Entrepreneurs and Leaders
Meeting Customers' Needs
Managing People
Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
Raising Finance
Managing Finance
Resource Management
External Influences
Year 2
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
Theme 4: Global Business

How will I be assessed?
A Level Business is assessed through three exams which include open-response questions.

Are there any special expenses?
The course may include opportunities to visit businesses in the UK or even abroad. There may also be a small charge for some external speakers we use who come to inspire students and enrich the curriculum. We strongly recommend that you buy the Course textbook to assist you with your independent study.

What could I do next?
A Level Business opens up a wide and varied range of opportunities and careers. These could include careers in Advertising, Marketing, Management, Accountancy and Human Resources.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post