Business Studies A-level

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Business is a fascinating subject and looks at real world problems such as
- How can businesses maximise profits?
- How do you grow a business?
- How do businesses create products which customers want?
- How do businesses motivate their staff?

The course provides an engaging curriculum whether you are thinking of a future as an entrepreneur, senior manager or even specialising in a Business field such as Marketing or Finance!

The course provides an excellent academic grounding as well as the added value of developing knowledge and skills which will be useful throughout your career such as budgeting, leadership and problem solving.

What will I study in Business Studies A-level?

You will study four Themes over the two years. 

1. Theme 1: Marketing and People (Year 1):

 You will cover how business meet customer needs as well as how markets work. You will also look at how businesses develop marketing strategies and how people are managed. As the unit draws to a close we will look at the skills and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. 

2. Theme 2: Managing Buiness Activities (Year 1): 

This themes focuses on how businesses manage their finances. We will look at how businesses raise finance, calculate and interpret financial performance. We will then move on to how businesses manage reosurces such as stock. We will finish the unit by looking at how situtations outside the control of the business can impact them. 

3. Theme 3:  Business decisions and strategy (Year 2):

The focus of this theme  is how businesses make decisions and develop  key strategies. We will look at the different ways businesses grow and manage change. We will look at a range of decision making tools including a mix of numerical and written techniques.  

4. Theme 4: Global Business (Year 2):

In this unit we look look at multinaitonal businesses which operate in a rage of differerent countries. We look at how businesses can estalbish themselves as a global brand and the impact of international trade on businessesses. We also look at the impact of international business on the world!

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above all from the core subjects and including a Grade 5 or above in Maths. 

How will I learn?

As part of your course you will have plenty of opportunities to look at a range of case studies on businesses. 

How will I be assessed?

You will complete three exams at the end of year 2 which cover all of the themes studied in year 1 and year 2.

Any trips?

We aim to do at least one trip a year. A trip will usually involve visiting a Business to see how it works. 

Are there any costs involved?

  • You should expect some small costs for course booklets and stationery
  • As part of the course you will have a digital copy of the textbook. You may wish to buy a paper copy of the textbook. 

Available As

A Level
[56 UCAS pts. available]

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