Business Studies A Level

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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.

Assessment

The A Level is assessed by external exams.

Freja DunnBlessed Edward Catholic CollegeBusiness StudiesI chose to study Business Studies A Level to further expand on my interest in Business. As well as this I also study Psychology and Fine Art as well as Young Enterprise. Studying Business has greatly expanded my understanding of the subject and increased my interest in a future in advertising.In the future, I hope to study Business Management and Marketing at Edinburgh University, leading on to a role in advertising.

Freja Dunn

Business Studies - Blessed Edward Catholic College
I chose to study Business Studies A Level to further expand on my interest in Business. As well as this I also study Psychology and Fine Art as well as Young Enterprise. Studying Business has greatly expanded my understanding of the subject and increased my interest in a future in advertising.In the future, I hope to study Business Management and Marketing at Edinburgh University, leading on to a role in advertising.

Extra-Curricular Activities

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.

Progression Opportunities

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 NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance 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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