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A Level Applied Business at Samuel Lister Academy

Course description

This is a single or double award consisting of 6 or 12 units taking two full years to complete.  This course provides learners with a broad introduction to the vocational sector of business.  It allows students to acquire knowledge and understanding of businesses and their environment.  You will also learn skills whichemployers, colleges and universities require such as :  Team work, group work, presentation, problem solving, creative thinking, using own initiative 

Course content

Unit 1 - Investigating Business

A portfolio of work based on an investigation of a business currently operating in the market place, looking at their aims and objectives and how they achieve them.

Unit 2 - People in Business

A portfolio of work based on a medium to large sized business, roles and responsibilities of an employer, recruitment and selection and retention of staff.

Unit 3 - Financial Planning And Monitoring

Written examination paper where students will be assessed on their ability to calculate business costs, revenues and hence profits.

Entry requirements

Students will need a Merit or above in a Level 2 BTEC or equivalent. Plus 4/5 GCSE's preferably including Maths and English Grade C and above.


Units are assessed through both portfolio work and external examinations.

Future opportunities

This course will assist you in further/higher education and employment in any of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Law
  • business
  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Many more......

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs E Balderson, Head of Business studies at Samuel Lister Academy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Course code: 100/4287/8

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