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Business A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

You’re interested in the relationships between employers, managers and employees, and between businesses and their customers. You follow media reporting of changes in the business world like the effects of new technology, reasons for bankruptcies and takeovers, consequences of changes in taxation or exchange rates and ethical questions like the impact of business operations on the environment.

Business students apply to higher education and go on to business careers such as accounting, insurance, banking, retailing, human resources, marketing and any type of management. The course includes topics such as financial planning, managing a business, strategies for success, the environment businesses work in and managing change. Within these topics you will learn about finance, people, operations management, marketing and competition.

You will be taught by formal classroom teaching alongside reading case studies, analysing business performance, learning how to solve problems and develop strategies. You will also develop data handling skills.


Entry requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.

Subject Specific

To study Business at this level you need a grade C or better at GCSE Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.