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Business Studies A-Level at The Queen's School

Course description

There’s a strong argument to say that in the future everyone will need to have a business education. Whatever you become in life—a scientist, an engineer or an artist—you will need to understand how business works. These professionals need to  manage a budget, supervise teams and meet legal requirements.

Course content

The A Level Business specification will include studying profitability, raising finance, motivating employees and the functional areas of the business including finance, marketing, production and human resources all in the context of the external factors that influence business decisions.

The second year of the A Level course consists of looking in more detail at business decision-making and strategy, managing change and a study of globalisation and its impact on business and commerce.

Entry requirements

At least seven GCSEs at grade B or above and grade A or A* in the subjects you wish to study in Sixth Form. Offers will be made subject to achieving this, a reference from your current school and an interview with the Headmistress

Future opportunities

Today’s organisations value the subject knowledge and transferable skills which Business students have to offer. A business qualification could lead to a career in accountancy or banking, marketing, advertising or public relations or human resources and recruitment. The list is endless.

Taking part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme provides you with a clearer understanding of the business world.

Although this is a popular subject, A-level Business is not a prerequisite for degree courses in business and related subjects. We do not recommend that you study business studies with economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Queen's School directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2015

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