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Business Studies AS Level at Grantham College

Course description

Suitable for those who wish to gain further knowledge in this subject.

Course content

Year one:

  • An Introduction to Business
  • Business Functions

Year two:

  • People in Organisations
  • Strategic Management

Course Content: AS Level The course covers the following subjects:

  • General Business Introduction
  • Types of Business
  • Business Objectives
  • Who is involved in Business Activity
  • External Influences on Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations Management

Course Content: A2 Level The same subject areas are studied, but in greater depth.

The course develops analytical and decision making skills important in all careers.


Year one: 1. One hour written paper. Six short answer data response questions (Jan) 2. Two hour written paper based on a pre - released case study (June)

Year two: 3. Two hour written paper. Six questions based on an unseen case study (Jan) 4. Two hour written paper. Four questions based on a pre - released case study (Jun)

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

This course is the first step towards a career in Management. Most students study A-Level Business before undertaking undergraduate degrees in business - related subjects. That said, Business Studies is an ideal addition to an A-Level programme dedicated to different goals. Whilst seen as practical, the subject is academic and promotes many of the skills necessary for work or further study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grantham College directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016
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