Why Choose Business Studies A-Level?
Business Studies is an exciting, dynamic and ever changing subject. It is relevant to everyone whether you are running your own business empire or 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.
Resources and Facilities
We offer a range of excellent facilities and high-quality teaching to anyone interested in Business Studies. These facilities include: two modern computing rooms with Internet access, course workbook, on-line resources and an extensive range of materials available in the Learning Resources Centre.
Teaching and Learning Styles
A variety of activities will be used with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge and developing business skills. These include:
- Analysis and evaluation - a critical understanding is essential, requiring you to assess information from a variety of sources and then make a judgement about it.
- Creative skills - problem solving is important as you look for solutions and propose strategies.
- Numeracy skills - these are particularly important.
The A Level is assessed by external exams.
In the past a number of trips have been organised, for example 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.
Successful completion of the Business Studies A Level has seen students progress to a wide variety of destinations including Higher Education, particularly business-related courses or those combined with subjects such as IT or a language. Alternatively there are many opportunities in employment, often with additional training.
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 Studies||4||4||Interest in current affairs. Confidence with figures.||Yr 1: optional trip £20-25 Yr 2: optional trip £20-25|