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Business Studies at Eaton Bank Academy

Course description

It is not necessary to have a GCSE in this subject to be able to take this course at A-Level. Teachers will use a range of teaching methods to deliver the specification, which may include case studies, video, visits, outside speakers, group work, individual or group presentations, and note taking.

AS Level consists of two units. The first unit is an introduction to the scope of Business Studies within the context of starting a new business. Students will gain an understanding of the range of activities involved in setting up a new business to include the key financial concepts essential for a small business. They will then go on to look at how to best manage a growing business.

A Level also consists of two units, beginning with the leadership strategies necessary for success: setting objectives, measuring performance and devising business strategy. The last unit is synoptic and draws upon all the other preceding units of the course. The Business environment and managing change considers the relationship between businesses and external factors (such as changes in exchange rates or interest rates) and is studied through a variety of real business contexts.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above

You do not need to have a GCSE in Business Studies to take an AS / A Level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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