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Business Studies AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

'Business Studies is a great course. It teaches you how companies operate along with the ins and outs of setting-up and running a modern company.' If you are interested in current affairs and like to keep abreast of developments in technology, industry and commerce, you will enjoy this course.

Course content

Business Studies is interesting and demanding and will help you to develop a critical awareness of organisations, the markets they serve and the people within them. The course is organised into six modules and covers:MarketingAccounting and FinanceOperations ManagementPeople ManagementStrategyExternal Environment You will look at large commercial and public sector organisations as well as smaller businesses and will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of business skills and the economic and social environment in which businesses operate, as well as specialise in, for example, marketing, accounting and finance, people in organisations and operations management. You will also develop your IT, numeracy and communication skills during the course.  

Entry requirements

It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level. For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement. It is advised that students sitting the Advanced courses in Maths and Science should have sat the Higher GCSE papers, achieving an A/B grade.


AssessmentAS is assessed as the standard expected to be reached at the end of the first year A Level course and can be taken as a stand alone specification or as the first part of the A Level course. Each unit is separately certified. All students study units 1-3 and A Level students take a further three units from a choice of options.

Future opportunities

Career pathsA course in Business will equip you to think and communicate more effectively and is an ideal foundation for entry into higher education or for a range of careers in commerce and industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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