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Business AS level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

The course would suit anyone interested in a career in commerce and industry or going on to a business or finance related degree course.

You will develop a critical understanding of business organisations and the markets they serve. As well as learning how to think effectively, you will gain a new perspective on the business world. You will learn about the management of organisations, the decision-making process and how business behaviour is influenced by people and organisations.

You will also explore how the economy, environment, government and legal system can influence business operations, and learn about business marketing, techniques for analysing and solving business problems, financial control of businesses and how human resources are planned. Examinations are based on case studies of business organisations.


Course content

Paper 1 – Marketing and people

 Written examination of 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)

Paper 2 – Managing business activities

Written examination of 1 hour 30 minutes (80 marks)

Entry requirements

You are not required to have studied Business Studies in advance, but if you studied Business Studies as a GCSE subject, you must have achieved Grade C or above.


100% exams

Future opportunities

The course will be appropriate for entry to higher education courses such as business, finance, banking, accountancy, law, insurance, marketing, personnel management. It is also an excellent qualification for entry into many areas of employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year