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AS/A2 Level Business Studies at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

Examination Board: OCR

Business Studies is based on real life situations and you will be given the opportunity to develop and understand the analytical and evaluative skills required to recognise and solve business problems. It is a fascinating subject that covers areas like brand loyalty, maximising profits, leadership and running your own business.

Aims of the course

This course is designed to:

• develop an enthusiasm for studying business.

• gain a holistic understanding of business.

• develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society‘s needs and wants.

• understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.

• generate enterprising and creative solutions to business problems and issues.

• be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals.

• acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, challenging assumptions and quantifying and managing information.

Programme of Study

During the course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of key business theories and concepts. In addition, you will develop your skills of analysis and evaluation, which will equip you for your examinations in both January and the summer.


Unit 1: An Introduction to Business (F291)

Students will study the following within this unit: - The nature of business - Classification of business - Business objectives - External influences on business

Unit 2: Business Functions (F292)

Students will study the following within this unit: - Marketing - Accounting and finance - People in organisations - Operations management


Unit 3: Business Production (F296)

Students will study the following within this unit:

 Management and the production process


 Constraints on production

 Costs and costings

 Productive efficiency

 Technology and production

 Research and development

Unit 4: Strategic Management (F297)

Students will study the following within this unit:

 Business objectives and strategy

 Business analysis

 External influences

 The changes in the business world

Who is the course aimed at?

Students do not need a prior knowledge of Business Studies as basics will be covered, but it would be an advantage. The course opens up a wide variety of options in Higher Education, including: Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Management, HR, International/European Business, Law, Information Systems with Business. It also offers a credible route into employment and training

 look at current issues and examine the effects of changes in the economic, political, legal, social and ethical corporate world. Modules are covered from Starting a Business to planning cashflow, from Communication to Marketing and from Finance and accounts to Human Resources.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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