Why Study Business?

Business Studies is an exciting, dynamic and ever changing subject. It is relevant to everyone whether you will be running your own business empire, working for someone else or are a consumer wishing to know your rights. Any student who has an interest in current affairs and the world of work should find the course enjoyable and satisfying.

During the two years of the course you will cover several elements of business, starting by looking inside the business at the different functional areas, marketing, finance, human resources and operations, giving consideration to the activities they undertake and their role in the success of a business. You will also spend time identifying the external influences on a business, such as changes in the economy
or competition, whilst establishing the impact of these on different businesses and have the opportunity to discuss suitable responses, giving thought to how businesses look to manage change and minimise risk.

Assessment is 100% externally assessed and places an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to specific situations and businesses. It looks to develop student’s skills of analysis and evaluation, giving students a critical understanding and the ability to assess information from a variety of sources, both text and data, before making a judgement about it.

Why Study Business at Worcester Sixth Form College?

You will have the opportunity to take part in our Entrepreneur Day, where students get to hear from real entrepreneurs and have a go at creating and promoting their own business idea. In the past a number of trips have been organised, to companies such as Cadbury World, Bristol Zoo and Alton Towers, revision conferences and overnight trips to Rome and London. We have also successfully competed in a number of local and national business competitions.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of the Business A Level has seen students progress to a wide variety of destinations, particularly business-related courses or those combined with subjects such as Finance, IT or a language. Alternatively, there are many opportunities in employment, often with additional training.

Business Georgia DuPont

Georgia DuPont

Business - King’s Worcester
I chose Business because of my fascination in transnational corporations; how they are run and their impact on the world around them. I did marketing competitions when I was younger and enjoy working as part of a large organisation for my part-time job. This sparked my interest in wanting to learn more deeply into the world of business. Regarding my other subjects, Sociology and Business link together as they share theorists and some sociological views, which give me different perspectives on society. English Language helps me identify the way businesses use language to appeal to different customers. In my spare time I do Rowing at Worcester Rowing Club and I also do EPQ which has given me the ability to work independently on a topic of my choice giving me valuable experience ahead of university. I plan to, depending on my results, study Business Management at Lancaster University or Business and Digital Technology at Sheffield Hallam University.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Business Studies44Interest in current affairs. Confidence with figures.Yr 1: optional trip £20-25 Yr 2: optional trip £20-25

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