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Business Studies A Level at Liskeard School and Community College

Course description

IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR ME?

No prior study or knowledge of the subject is required –however, you might have taken GCSE Business and enjoyed this experience. You need to be resourceful and have ideas and you need to have an interest in how individuals and businesses make a profit, and make losses!

WHAT WILL I STUDY ON THIS COURSE?

  • The way in which businesses (profit–making, non–commercial and charitable organisations) operate and run
  • The economic, social and legal background to organisations
  • How businesses produce and market their products, and how they respond to competition
  • How businesses finance their operations, organise, motivate and reward their staff.

 

Course content

WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH WE WILL STUDY?

  • Lessons – supplemented by independent reading and research using resources including text books, newspapers and the Internet. Teaching, assessment and outcomes rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in last 2 inspections.
  • The course is based on contemporary case studies where students will have to apply their knowledge and understanding to practical business problems
  • A variety of classroom activities such as role–play, simulations, creation of share portfolios and competitions.
  • Visits to local businesses; including Trevenna and Finesterre, Universities in London and conferences in Bristol. We have won or finished runners up at the Plymouth University Regional Business Competition for the past three years. Links and visits with local businesses have expanded and we also receive guest speakers, including Self Employed Business Owners, Specialist Professors and Chief Examiners.

AQA  Course No. 2130

Year 12 for AS level

  • Module 1 - Planning and financing a business
  • Module 2 - Managing a business

Year 13 for A level

  • Module 3 - Strategies for success
  • Module 4 - The Business Environment and Managing Change

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including Maths and English. Preferably one B in either subject.

Assessment

There are two written papers at the end of the AS year which can be certificated.   The full A level is awarded after two further written papers in the second year where the aggregate marks lead to the A level grade.

Future opportunities

Business Studies students often go on to a wide range of degree courses including Business, Management and related subjects available at universities or directly into employment and training.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 February 2017

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