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, you will develop the skills of data interpretation, decision making and problem solving.
Business AS 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 Peter Jones Tycoon in Schools Competition and the ICAEW's Business, Accounting and Skills Competition.
AS: 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
A2: Year 2
Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
Theme 4: Global Business
How will I be assessed?
Business AS is assessed through two exams, which includes data response questions and open-response questions. A2 Business is assessed through three exams.
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 Personnel.