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Business Studies - A Level at Samuel Ryder Academy

Course description

Business Studies is about management and enterprise. It looks at how businesses are created, develop, grow, survive crisis and perhaps eventually decline. It focuses on the people whose skills affect this process and uses theory to analyse the causes and effects of different management approaches.

At both AS and A2 students learn about how businesses are organised, financed and operated.

A2 builds on the knowledge and concepts learnt at AS. Key emphasis is placed on the interdependence of the functional areas as well as the relevance of the theory studied to real life business situations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSE grades A* to C including English and Mathematics is required in addition to the subject specific requirements for those subjects intended for study at Advanced Level or BTEC.

Candidates are also invited to attend an interview. On the basis of their interviews and in the case of external applications, a report from their current school is also required. An offer of a conditional place may then be made but the offer remains provisional until the students’ results are known.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 March 2015
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Key information

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