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Business Studies at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

This course allows students to study the dynamic world of business in a variety of contexts (eg large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing). Understanding the way a business operates is essential for any student wishing to pursue a career in the commercial world.

Course content

 In the first year we consider how a business operates from a functional perspective – we study how the key departmental areas of finance, human resources, production and marketing are run and managed on a day-to-day basis. The second year we take our understanding of business to the next level – we start to think as if we are the CEO – the boss. We consider how the different departments work together and how the whole business can be managed strategically to meet organisational objectives.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above. In addition, GCSE Level 5 in Maths and English GCSE. It is not essential to have studied GCSE Business Studies.


Assessment is by three exams at the end of Year 13. There is a mixture of assessment styles: multiple choice, short answers, data response, case study and essays. All three exams are equally weighted and two hours in length.

Future opportunities

Business Studies provides for a practical understanding and appreciation of the commercial world. The discipline will equip you well for university study. Students often choose to study Business at university level, sometimes coupled with another discipline or specialism. You will also be well placed for a career/apprenticeship requiring A-Levels. Business Studies students enter a wide range of different career paths, both business and non-business related.

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: 03 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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    • 01204 333266
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