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Business Studies

Business Studies A-Level

Description of subject

A Level Business Studies is a course that helps you to make sense of the real world of business. Business theory is explored and investigated using real examples and your own experience.

The teaching staff have many years of practical business experience, which they use to help bring the subject to life. They will expect you to have an enquiring mind and an interest in what makes the world go round. Lessons are varied and you will be asked to contribute your ideas and opinions on a regular basis as well as participate in different group activities. This is a popular subject that achieves top results.

The new four Theme specification is designed to make the subject even more practical giving students the skills that directly transfer to running a successful business. Every aspect of the course has relevance, making this a living, breathing subject.

In Year 12 you will study:

  • Theme 1: Marketing and People
  • Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

In Year 13 you will study:

  • Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
  • Theme 4: Global Business

There is no coursework for this subject.

BTEC National Diploma or Extended Certificate Level 3 in Business

Description of subject

You will achieve a broad understanding of the essential knowledge and skills needed in a wide variety of business careers. Designed to be adaptable to your needs abilities and career aspirations, it consists of four compulsory core units plus a choice of eight specialist units. At the end of the two year course you will have gained the equivalent of one or two A Levels which will enable you to progress further into Higher Education.

Diploma (Double A Level) are in Y12:

Unit 1: Exploring Business

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign                                                            

Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance

Unit 27: Work Experience in Business     

Year 13:

Unit 4: Managing an Event

Unit 5: International Business

Unit 6: Principles of Management

Unit 8: Recruitment & Selection in Business

If following the Extended Certificate (Single A Level), students will follow Units 1 and 2 in Year 12 and Units 3 and 27 in Year 13.