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AS/A2 Business Studies at Durham High School For Girls

Course description

This course contains two modules, Introduction to Business and Business Functions. It covers the major ideas underpinning much of the business world and beyond. We look at how businesses are set up, where they get their finance from, how they recruit their staff, what things impact businesses from outside and how businesses market themselves.

Entry requirements

A grade B in Maths and English is desirable. This is an essay based subject and there is some number crunching, nothing more than you would do at GCSE though.

Financial information

See our school website in respect of fees.

Future opportunities

This is a great course as the principles and ideas studied are found in almost all workplaces today. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Accounting or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Business Studies, which could lead onto higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that would support a trainee management course within a company and help you develop the skills, understanding and experience to work towards management level. You have the opportunity to continue to A2 Business Studies.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. www.dhsfg.org.uk www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/blt/business_studies/index.html

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham High School For Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

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