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Business Studies at Bishop Justus Church of England School

Course description

Do you envisage leading a successful business? Have you got some great ideas for new products or services? Or maybe you want to work for a large company by working in marketing or management. No matter what your vision, the Business Studies A Level course gives you an incredibly powerful start to launch you along the path to becoming a business person. All the key topics of starting and running a business are covered. Armed with this knowledge, maybe you could be giving Richard Branson or Deborah Meaden a run for their money in a few years time. Of course not everybody wants a global corporation. A lot of people prefer small businesses offering individual service or set up their own business, working for themselves. Whether you are selling homemade candles or starting your own e-company, you still need to know about business. Like how to get your products to market? How to price them? How to promote them and how to get paid? It is all here. Students who take Business Studies often also study ICT, Modern Languages, or Mathematics. But students committed to the arts or sciences should also consider taking Business Studies in this cost-centred world.

Entry requirements

Students will need to achieve a B grade or above in GCSE Mathematics. Students currently studying GCSE Business Studies will also need a B grade in this qualification.

Assessment

In the first year you will sit two papers, one on each of the learning topics you have studied. The paper on the first topic lasts 75 minutes and accounts for 20% of your total A Level marks. The paper on the second topic lasts 90 minutes and accounts for 30% of your total A Level marks. A pass in year one is recognised with an AS level. It is similar in year two. The paper on the first topic lasts 105 minutes and accounts for 25% of your total A Level marks. The paper on the second topic also lasts 105 minutes and accounts for 25% of your total A Level marks.

Future opportunities

Progression to university degrees in Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing or other business related subjects or Higher Nationals in Business. Alternatively, direct entry into employment within business in a variety of roles such as marketing, accounting, customer services, human resources and administration.

Further information

For more information please speak with Mentors, Subject Leaders, Connexions Personal Advisors and Careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Justus Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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