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Business Studies A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

The course is an introduction to modern business practice including the importance of leadership, decision-making, and marketing, human resources and financial in running a business like Superdry or Sainsbury. The course has been up-dated to include the use of financial and marketing data, and use of social media in the modern business environment. Students will explore the influence of external factors on the fortunes of a medium/large-sized business in the 21th century.

Course content

AS Business

On first year of the course you will study what is business about, leadership, motivation theory, and key aspects of decision-making. The course content has a strong emphasis on developing business numerical skills and the application of business theory. 

A2 Business

On the second year of the course examines strategic decision-making and the fundamentals of change management. The course gives students relevant business skills and is challenging and interesting. The course will be assessed by three exams at the end of the second year. 

Why study Business Studies?

Business is a very popular course at University. The A –level teaching team is very experienced, lecturing on a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications with a proven track record of producing very good results. Some members of the team are senior examiners with leading awarding bodies. 

What else can you do on the course?

The subject runs a regular 3-day residential to New York over the last few years. Students will have the opportunity to attend study conferences. 

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Future opportunities

Most successful students in the subject want to pursue the subject at degree level. Career opportunities are vast, from public sector administration, marketing and retailing to teaching and accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.