Business Studies AS/A2 Level at Aylesbury High School
Business Studies introduces students to aspects of decision making, enterprise, presentation, working in teams, change and change management, problem solving, and leadership attributes. It offers certain life skills and vocational elements. It teaches students about institutions and structures in which students will work or interact with in the future - companies, local and national government, banks.
The course starts with the practical issues of starting a business. You will often be put in the position of a manager and asked to use your knowledge and skills to suggest solutions to problems, or how best to take advantage of opportunities. There are lots of discussions in lessons, and plenty of opportunities for working in small groups and presenting your ideas to the rest of the class.
AS is in 2 units:
Unit 1: Planning and Financing in Business
Unit 2: Managing a Business
A2 is in a further 2 units:
Unit 3: Strategies for Success
Unit 4: Managing Change
You need an interest in Business! This could be because you have studied the subject at GCSE - most, but not all, of our students starting AS Level have done so. You may be interested in starting your own business at some point in the future, or you may be somebody that likes to follow Business stories in the news.
Unit 1:1 hour 15 mins
Unit 2:1 hour 30 mins
Unit 3:1 hour 45 mins - case study
Unit 4:1 hour 45 mins - report and essay
There is no coursework requirement for this subject
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury High School directly.