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A2 Level Applied Business Studies at The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy

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Course Title: Applied Business Level AS/A2 level Duration: AS level one year/A2 level two years Course Description: Business Studies is concerned with an understanding of organisations, the context in which they operate, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. This includes studying their internal workings, management and the process of decision making. Topics studied include: The Nature of Business, How it is Classified, Objectives, External Influences, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Operations Management and Strategy: Skills and attributes that students need to be successful: • Knowledge and interest in contemporary issues by following the media: reading quality newspaper articles, watching relevant television programmes; researching the Internet; reading alternative texts. • The ability to discuss business issues and appreciate their political content. • To write analytically and to evaluate. • An enquiring mind about business, e.g. Why run a business? Why work? How is a profit made? How does 'the market' work? Why trade? How and why do firms expand/merge? What causes and happens in 'booms' and 'slumps'? • Willingness to participate in Business related activities. How the course is assessed: Exam Taken % Marks for AS A2 level Applied AS level - 1 year Investigating People at Work January exam 33.3% Investigating Business June Coursework 33.3% Investigating Marketing June Coursework 33.3% Applied A2 level - 2 years Marketing Decisions January exam 33.3% Business Development June Coursework 33.3% External Influences on Business June Coursework 33.3% What students do after successful completion: • Go on to University to read Business Studies, Economics, Finance & Accounts, Marketing or other related subjects. • Go into employment in a wide range of areas. • Business Studies graduates have gone into careers such as: business management, finance, broking, teaching, journalism, actuary work, law, manufacturing, Civil Service, banking, insurance, accountancy.... Entrance requirement: Students should fulfil the general entry requirements to study A levels at the Centre. Previous study of Business Studies is not necessary. Business Studies is about the world we live in and many students already have a basic knowledge of many of the issues to be covered.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirement: Students should fulfil the general entry requirements to study A levels at the Centre. Previous study of Business Studies is not necessary. Business Studies is about the world we live in and many students already have a basic knowledge of many of the issues to be covered.

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If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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