A-Levels - A Level Business Studies (ALV1) at Barnsley College
Business Studies will provide an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business, and allow you to examine topical news stories and case studies developing your skills in data analysis, making calculations, group activities, discussions, and debating, as well as encouraging creativity, enterprise, initiative and problem-solving techniques.
You will learn about a range of business techniques, including using calculations to assess the viability of a business, the importance of marketing to satisfy customer requirements, how to motivate employees to maximise their output, and how every business decision has financial implications. The course also provides a focus on the contemporary business world that allows students to examine current news stories and case studies in relation to the theoretical knowledge and skills that they are developing.
You will learn through a variety of methods such as case studies, activities, group work, lectures,debates, focus groups, multimedia, virtual learning environments, and individual study.
Students who achieve a Progress 8 score of five or better will be offered a place but must also meet individual course entry requirements to guarantee a place on each of their chosen subjects.
AS Business Studies is assessed at the end of year one over two examination papers. Successful AS Business Studies students may then go on to study A Level Business Studies in year two.
A Level Business Studies is assessed at the end of the second year by examination over three papers.
You won’t have to pay tuition or exams fees* to study A Levels with us if you are aged 16 to 18 on 31 August 2017, if you are 19 or older and looking to study your first full Level 3 qualification or if you receive certain benefits. To find out more about tuition fees, call our Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123.
We know being a student can be an expensive time so we offer a range of options to help all our students, from our Learner Support Fund to the Earn 2 Learn scheme.
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), If your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
Earn to Learn
If you are aged 16 to 18 and not eligible for any other financial support you could get involved with our Earn 2 Learn scheme. This provides excellent work experience opportunities within college with departments including Marketing, Administration and Catering, and you will be ‘paid’ via a range of rewards including help with the cost of travel, trips and equipment or high street vouchers.
You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000 (16-18s) or £15,000 (19+). Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded three free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
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Higher Education courses are available in many universities. Degree level programmes include: business management, business and finance, logistics and supply chain, personnel management, events management and enterprise.Higher level apprenticeships are also available, leading to business or business administration careers.
Opportunities for graduates include business ownership, sales and marketing executive positions, chartered accountancy, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management, systems analyst positions, retail management, insurance underwriter positions, public relations, teaching, and events management.
Additional Learning Support (ALS)
We want every student to get the best out of their time with us. If you need any extra help, our ALS team can provide you with a range of support. The team work with students who have:
Autism or Asperger Syndrome
Emotional or mental health support needs
If you would like to find out more about the support ALS can offer then please contact the team.
+44 (0)1226 216 769 email@example.com
Health and Wellbeing
Making sure you lead a healthy lifestyle will help you do your best in your studies. We offer confidential advice and a range of health services, including:
Contraception and sexual health advice
Full STI screening
Access to psychological therapies to deal with stress, depression and anxiety (IAPT)
Referrals to Barnsley Stop Smoking Service
Qualified Health Trainer
Advice around drug and alcohol issues
You can contact an adviser on: +44 (0)1226 216 233
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Drop in: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.