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Business Studies AS/A2 level at Nottingham Academy

Course description

This course is suitable for students interested in learning a

range of business skills which can be applied to any

business organisation including decision making, problem

solving, entrepreneurial and analytical skills. This is a varied

and interesting course where you will investigate different

types of businesses and how they operate both nationally

and internationally.

Course content

During the course you will study the skills you would need to

be successful in business. You will look at how new or existing

businesses generate their product or service ideas and test

them through market research. You will also study

international businesses, how they operate globally and

assess their competitiveness.


Units covered at AS

– Unit 1: Developing New Business Ideas.

– Unit 2a: Managing the Business.


Units covered at A2

– Unit 3: International Business.

– Unit 4a: Making Business Decisions.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade or above in English and C

grade or above in mathematics


– Assessment is through examinations.

– AS: Unit 1 and Unit 2 June Year 12

(both examinations of 1hr 15 mins).

– A2 Unit 3 and Unit 4: June Year 13

(both examinations of 1hr 30mins).

Future opportunities

This course is a useful preparation for many degree courses,

and past students have gone on to study business related

subjects and many other subjects at University.


It is also a useful preparation for employment, especially for

those planning to work in the business sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

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