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Business Studies at The New Sixth Bath

Course description

This course has been designed to provide students with a critical understanding of the internal functions of contemporary business organisations of all types, the dynamic external environment within which businesses operate and the effects this can have upon decision-making within a business. It looks at major topical issues that can generate change for business organisations and the ways in which businesses respond to these issues and the range of stakeholder perspectives that can be taken on business activities. It encourages students to acquire data skills students will be expected to manipulate data in a variety of forms and to interpret their results.

Students learn skills of presenting arguments and making judgments and justified recommendations on the basis of the available evidence, recognising the nature of problems, solving problems and making decisions using appropriate business tools and methods. They learn how to plan work, taking into account the demands of the task and the time available to complete it and conduct research into a specific theme in preparation for one or more tasks, challenging their own assumptions using evidence that has become available.

Entry requirements

Students will need a grade C in both Maths and English and a genuine interest in the business world and how it works. They will learn the skills of carrying out calculations, interpreting and analysing data, applying knowledge to unfamiliar situations, identifying problems and proposing solutions, making and presentingarguments and making judgments and decisions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.

Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The New Sixth is located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn estuary and over Bath. Access to the Sixth Form is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Bath Park and Ride terminus making it an easy destination for students.