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Business Studies at Poole Grammar School

Course description

This subject is new to most students, and no previous knowledge of the subject is assumed. It is a broad-based subject, covering a range of concepts and skills which provide an introduction to the various aspects of managing a business.

Themes covered include:

  • Finance – where does the money come from to pay for the buildings, equipment and machinery used in business?
  • Accountancy – can we be sure that a business keeps a record of its sales and purchases. Are these activities profitable?
  • Marketing – how does a business decide what to make? How does it present these products and services to its target market?
  • Personnel – how does a business recruit, select, train and motivate its staff?
  • Production – how does a business decide on the most economically efficient method to produce the required goods and services?
  • The business environment – how are businesses affected by the political, legal, economic, technical and social environment in which they operate?

    These themes are common to both AS and A2 Level: for A2 they are covered in greater depth and within a broader context.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, namely B in Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years