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Business Studies A-Level at London Nautical School

Course description

Students picking GCE Business Studies will be interested in the following:

  • The characteristics and attributes of successful entrepreneurs
  • How to spot opportunities and make a business start-up successful
  • Factors in the wider economy and their possible impact on businesses
  • Studying and manipulating financial information
  • Marketing and promoting business products and services
  • How to get the best out of people in an organisation
  • And much more…
Skills that you will develop
  • Presentation skills, both oral, written and using ICT
  • Application of number, interpreting figures and presenting information in graphs
  • Working with others, in small groups and as a team
  • Research skills and problem solving
  • Writing skills, particularly using the business context and building a logical and balanced argument
  • Skills of analysis and evaluation

Course content

The course is made up of 4 units with 4 assessment points

Year 12

  • Unit 1 – Developing New Business Ideas
  • Unit 2a – Managing the Business
Year 13
  • Unit 3 – International Business
  • Unit 4a - Making Business Decisions


Unit 1 –Supported multiple-choice questions with short justifications followed by data response questions.

Unit 2 - Supported multiple-choice questions with short justifications followed by data response questions

Unit 3 – Questions based on data and on a separate case study

Unit 4 - Questions based on ‘data’ followed by a decision-making report. Context of decision-making report pre-released.

Future opportunities

This course supports progression to:

  • Degrees in Business Studies, Marketing, Accounting and Finance
  • Vocational routes in Accounting and Finance
  • Careers in Business, Management, Marketing, PR, Media, and Accounting

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact London Nautical School directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015

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