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Business Studies A Level at South Sefton College

Course description

How did the founders of YouTube manage to
create a business worth over £800m in less
than two years? Should Burberry have moved
production to China? What should tobacco
companies do to maintain sales if smoking
is banned in the UK? Are zero hour contracts
acceptable? Why did Unilever buy Ben and
Jerry’s? Why does Google have a slide instead
of stairs at its head office in Zurich?

These are some of the issues you will consider
when studying A- level Business Studies.
You will look at a number of different
organisations facing different problems.
You will analyse the key factors involved
and recommend the best course of action
for a business given its existing position.
Should it launch a new product? Should
managers increase staff pay or give more
to shareholders? Should a business recruit
internally or externally? How should you raise
the finance needed to start up a business.
Should you borrow from a bank or sell shares?
Essentially the course is about debating and
decision-making in a business context.

Entry requirements

C in GCSE Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Sefton College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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