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Business Studies AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

Have you ever wondered what makes a successful business?

Or perhaps you hope one day to become your own boss and run your own company?

What is it that makes an entrepreneur and drives them to success?

In Applied Business you will explore many types of business and how they are organised. You will learn how external factors such as the economy affect a business and the influence managers have on the success of the business.

As part of the course you will investigate how a business uses marketing and promotional activities and you will be involved in a practical exercise giving you valuable experience of how companies recruit their employees. You will also develop a business idea of your own. Of course you will learn about finances but don’t be put off if Maths isn’t your strong point; understanding money is quite straightforward.

Business theory is taught using a variety of resources to keep you interested and you will learn to apply the theory using real-life examples and case studies.

Both AS and A2 courses are 67% coursework.

Applied Business works well with any combination of subjects and is accepted by all Universities.

Studying Applied Business provides you with excellent communication and team working skills highly valued by employers.

Entry requirements

5 or more A*-C grades

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torpoint Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years