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Business Studies A Level at Maria Fidelis Sixth Form

Course description

A-Level Business Studies is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers taken at the end of year 2.

Themes 1 and 2 will build your knowledge of core business concepts and apply this to business contexts.

Themes 3 and 4 require you to take a more thoughtful and strategic view of business opportunities, issues and assumptions.

You’ll enjoy this course if….
- …you would like to understand how businesses operate and the approaches used to make informed decisions to minimise risk.
- ...you want to demonstrate a critical and thoughtful approach to business and learn that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
- …you have an interest in current affairs and want to learn how economic principles support business decisions.

Course content

Theme 1 – Marketing and people
Theme 2 – Managing business activities
Theme 3 – Business decisions and strategy
Theme 4 – Global business

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades (or equivalents) at GCSE.
Grade 6 in GCSE English and Maths.

Assessment

A variety of methods including note-taking, worksheets, research, data response questions, case studies, business report writing, group discussion and visits to, and by, industry partners.

Extra-curricular activities include regularly keeping up to date with newspapers, business magazines, journals, television documentaries and radio broadcasts.

Future opportunities

Some students who decided to go on to University to study Business could specialise in a range of areas such as: Business with a Language, Management, International Business, Accounting & Taxation, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Hospitality & Tourism or any economics-related subject.

Many universities offer four-year courses where students work for one year in a business, during their third year of the course. This subject will therefore benefit any career as the concepts studied are relevant to all workplaces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maria Fidelis Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 February 2017
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