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Business Studies AS / A2 at John Cabot Academy

Course description

In the first year students will cover Unit 1, Planning and Financing a Business, and Unit 2, Managing a Business. Unit 1 introduces students to ‘Enterprise’ and provides them with the tools of being able to set up their own business such as business planning, conducting start-up market research, raising finance, cash flow forecasting etc. In Unit 2, students will be expected to start thinking from a middle management perspective and will be introduced to the four main business functional areas; Marketing, Finance, Operations Management and People.

In the second year students will be focus on business strategy and will start taking into account the external influences that effect businesses. They will cover Unit 3, Strategies for success and Unit 4, The Business environment and managing change. During this year students will also be expected to take part in a research project on a topic prescribed by the exam board and students will then have to complete an essay under exam conditions based on this topic.

Entry requirements

Either GCSE Business – B grade or BTEC Business Level 2 – Distinction and GCSE Maths, English – C grade

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Cabot Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years