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Business Studies AS/A2 at Nicholas Chamberlaine School

Course description

Business studies is a real world subject, what you learn you will use in everyday life. This course covers the theories and concepts of business decision making and explores the business environment. At A2 level you will have the opportunity to investigate marketing concepts in more detail.

Business Studies will complement most other subject choices e.g. ICT, Languages, Maths, Psychology

Course content

This specification is currently being developed by the exam board so this is a draft of the units studied. Business studies is a real world subject, what you learn you will use in everyday life. This course covers the theories and concepts of business decision making and explores the business environment. While serving as an introduction to the study of Business, the specifications will also provide opportunities for stretch and challenge to extend students’ understanding of the business world Business Studies will complement most other subject choices e.g. ICT, Languages, Maths, Psychology Topics studied: - Accounting e.g. break even analysis, cash flow forecasting, profit and loss & sources of finance - Human Resources e.g. Communication, recruitment, selection, leadership & motivation - Marketing e.g. product, pricing, promotion & marketing strategy - Production e.g. stock control, methods of production, technology & quality assurance - Business objectives e.g. data analysis, forecasting & decision making - External influences e.g. political, legal and economic factors - Change management e.g. causes and effect of change Three exams are taken for the full A level – Operating in a local business environment, the UK business environment and the global business environment Students can study just the AS level, which comprises of two 1 and a half hour exams both worth 50% of the final grade

Assessment

100% Examination 3 exams each worth 33.3% and 2 hours long each, completed at the end of year 13

Future opportunities

This subjects leads to careers in all sorts of industries such as economics, marketing, sciences, entrepreneurship. All careers will gain a significant boost from having a formal business education behind them

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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