Business Studies AS at The King Alfred School
Even if you haven’t previously studied business, as shoppers, savers, or workers you will already know a lot about how the economy works. In the news every day you hear about new products being launched, firms being taken-over, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, the exchange rate, the stock market, and a wide range of other subjects.We look at all these and more during the Business Studies A Level Course. The AS units focus on small to medium-sized businesses operating in national markets.
What is business?
Managers, leadership and decision making
Decision making to improve marketing performance
Decision making to improve operational performance
Decision making to improve financial performance
Decision making to improve human resource performance
You would need 5 good GCSE passes (C grades and above) or equivalent including English and maths. However there is flexibility so if you are unsure speak to a Business Studies teacher to check.
Two written exams taken in May/June of Year 12, equally weighted, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes and each covering topics 1-6 from the specification above.
Please note that the AS qualification is a stand-alone award and does not contribute towards the A Level qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Alfred School directly.