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Business Studies AS/A2 Level 3 at Highsted Grammar School

Course description

At AS Level, students are introduced to the challenges and issues of starting a business, including financial planning. The course then focuses on how established businesses might improve their effectiveness by making tactical decisions at a functional level. At A2 Level, students will consider strategies for larger businesses and how managers might measure the performance of the business. Students will also consider the effect that external factors can have on businesses and how a business can plan for and manage change, including leadership style and change in business culture.

To enhance and amplify learning and to put theoretical concepts into context, extensive use is made of current issues and developments in the business world highlighting the emphasis on independent research.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in both English and Mathematics at GCSE.  AQA advised that this specification provides a smooth transition from GCSE Business Studies, although this is not a pre-requisite for studying AS/A-level Business Studies.  No prior learning is necessary for candidates to undertake a course of study based on this specification.  Applicants for this course who may be special cases will, of course, be assessed individually.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years