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Business Studies - GCE A level at Mirfield College

Course description

Business Studies is an exciting and dynamic subject that reflects the ever-changing nature of the business world. Students will study a wide range of business concepts and theories; from human resources, finance and marketing to business strategy, all of which will give them a winning edge in the employment market. The course aims to introduce students to the principles of business and how to set up a business, including researching the market and employing people. The course also aims to focus on the strategic management of larger organisations and exploring how businesses manage change.

Course content

What Is Business?

Managers, Leaders and Decision-Making

Decision making to improve Marketing Performance

Decision making to improve Operational Performance

Decision making to improve Financial Performance

Decision making to improve Human Resource Performance

Analysing the strategic Position of a Business

Choosing Strategic Direction

Strategic methods: How to pursue Strategies

Managing Strategic Change

 

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements:Minimum of 5 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C including English Language and Mathematics

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics

*Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers.

*All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements

Assessment

Three external examination papers which are equally weighted

Financial information

16-19 Bursary Fund

This scheme was introduced by the Government to help students study. Contributions and payments ‘in kind’ have been made to students to help with their individual identified needs, such as:

   •   Travel

   •   Stationery costs and packs

   •   Books and revision guides

   •   Educational trips/residential trips

   •   University Open Day visit costs

   •   Employment/apprenticeship opportunities

 

Bursaries are available to students in the following categories:

 

 

Category One:

Students who are identified by the government at ‘most vulnerable’ will be eligible for a guaranteed bursary of £1,200.

Category Two:

Family income is below threshold for working tax credits/free school meals.

Category Three:

Students who have an extreme financial barrier, mitigating circumstances and/or a short-term specific educational or independent living cost.

Applications will be issued during Summer 2018 for students to return on Enrolment Day. 

For more information contact Sixth Form Admissions on 01924 483666 or email sixthform@themfg.co.uk

 

Future opportunities

Previous students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to pursue degrees in business management, events management, human resources management, international management and marketing. Others have accessed popular combined degree courses such as ICT with business and law with business.

Further information

Students will study a wide range of business concepts and theories; from human resources, finance and marketing to business strategy, all of which will give them a winning edge in the employment market.

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: 14 November 2017
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