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Business Studies GCE AS/A Level at Richmond-upon-Thames College

Course description

Business is a dynamic subject which gives you the opportunity to learn about how businesses operate with strong links to the constantly changing world around us. The course covers key areas of business life in the 21st century through 4 key themes. In the first year you will develop an understanding of marketing and managing business activities including finance, business strategy and global business. You will learn about these areas through a combination of lectures, role plays, presentations, group work and trips to see real businesses in operation. The A Level consists of three externally examined exams.

Course content

You will study three units for the A Level:

  • Marketing, people and global business
  • Business activities, decisions and strategy
  • Investigating business in a competitive environment

Entry requirements

You will need an average GCSE points score of 5.75 including GCSE English and Maths at grade 6.


The AS is assessed by two external examinations and the A2 by three external examinations including one which is focused on a research theme, published in November.

Financial information

You will need approximately £30 for books and will need to pay travel costs for visits.

Future opportunities

Previously our students have seen the value of this course in terms of gaining access to university in a wide range of courses in business at HND, BA and BSc level as well as going straight into employment in the areas of financial services, marketing and recruitment.

Further information

To find out more about this course please visit our website or contact us on or 020 8607 8302

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond-upon-Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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