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Applied Business Single AS at Warlingham School

Course description

Applied Business Applied GCE (Single Award) Business with continued study leading to a Double Award in Year 13 Consists of: 6 compulsory units and 6 optional units This new course provides a broad study of business with the opportunity to specialise in Marketing, Finance or Management. The course develops a practical focus allowing students to gain skills which can be used in work based training schemes or University. Aims To stimulate and sustain students’ interest in, and enjoyment of business. To foster imaginative and critical thinking as well as the acquisition of knowledge. To develop an understanding of the world of business and recognition of its value to the local and national economy. Assessment Format The award will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and external examinations. The examinations are 90 minutes in length and are a mixture of short answer questions and extended writing. Coursework is based around investigations into real businesses. You will get the opportunity to take part in organised visits to local businesses and will receive talks on a range of business topics from visiting speakers.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade C or above or above or BTEC First Diploma in Business at Merit.

Future opportunities

Applied Business is ideal preparation for degree level study in a wide range of courses at univesity or to gaining employment in business related careers such as marketing, finance, administration, customer service, IT, human resources or sales.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Applied Business, which could lead you onto higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of business such as business, management, economics and marketing. With further training, you could go into a job related to business, which could be through a trainee management scheme with a specific company. You could go straight into a job related to business as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the basic knowledge and understanding about how a business works. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Applied Business, which could lead you onto higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of business such as business, management, economics and marketing. With further training, you could go into a job related to business, which could be through a trainee management scheme with a specific company. You could go straight into a job related to business as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the basic knowledge and understanding about how a business works.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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