Business Studies A Level at The Hayfield School
Business Studies is finding out how to set up and run a new business, how big businesses operate and how businesses are affected by external factors such as government and the state of the economy.
This course is relevant to all students – whether you aspire to set up and run your own business at some point in the future or work, in a managerial capacity, within an organisation – this course will provide relevant knowledge and skills.
The course is divided into 10 key topics taught over 2 years to achieve an A-Level qualification
The 10 topics cover all aspects of business behaviour.
- Topic 1 What is a business? Includes business objectives and different types of business ownership.
- Other units provide an in-depth analysis of the role of finance, human resources, marketing and operations within a business.
- There are also units covering business strategy and decision making.
The course will give you a very thorough grounding into business and management covering relevant modern theories relating to business behaviour.
Grade C or above in Business Studies if taken at GCSE
(N.B. a GCSE in this subject is not a requirement for entry to A level).
Grades C or above in English and Mathematics
The A-Level course is examined at the end of year 2 with three 2 hour papers.
These include multiple choice, data response, case study and essay questions.
There may be an opportunity to sit an AS exam at the end of Year 12.
An A Level in Business Studies is a highly valuable, flexible and sought after qualification.
Obviously it is extremely useful for students seeking employment end on to A Level studies, but it is also a valuable qualification for those applying for higher education courses particularly in business, finance, marketing and human resource related courses.
The skills developed during the A Level course provide a solid base for a very wide range of degree courses.
Note also that business related degree courses provide among the highest earnings premiums (additional lifetime earnings compared to non-degree) of all degree subjects
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hayfield School directly.