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Business Studies at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

Students will develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques used in managing and running a business. In the first year, the techniques learnt are those required by middle managers, or the owners of small businesses. In year two, students are introduced to the techniques used in larger companies by senior management. Skills are developed through theoretical exercises applied to a number of different business situations.


Course content

In Year 12 you will study how businesses are set up and organised, people and operations management, marketing, management finance and external influences on business such as the UK’s economic factors.

In Year 13 the same topics are developed to a higher level with more emphasis on financial decision making, shareholder perspectives and financial accounting to assess teh performance of businesses.  Students also learn about the stragegic decisions businesses make to improve performance. 



Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths and in 3 other GCSE subject plus an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Subject specific entrance criteria:  GCSE Business Studies, Business V-Cert or Business BTEC Level 2 are preferred but not necessary.

Future opportunities

There are many business-based university courses available. Business students often progress onto Business Management courses or an aspect of business such as marketing. Business Studies develops an understanding of the way businesses operate and the language and techniques students will be expected to use in the workplace.

Further information

Super-curricular Opportunities:

  • Students take part in a number of external business and entrepreneurial challenges during the course.
  • Year 12 students take part in a regional business challenge run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.
  • There are many guest speakers from the world of business invited into the school to talk about their area of expertise such as the Marketing Director of the Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells.

Links with other courses:

Psychology and Sociology. Business is also a useful additional A Level for any student aspiring to reach management level in the public or private sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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