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Business Studies AS/A2 Level at Aylesbury High School

Course description


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.


Course content


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

Entry requirements


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.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years