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Business Studies A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

Business Studies is not all about money but provides you with an exciting insight into the dynamic and creative world of business and enterprise. Modern economies are mainly successful due to the talent that entrepreneurs bring to the market. World figures such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have changed the way we are living due to their capacity to innovate and take risks. Who can now think of a world without computers and the internet?
During the course, you will learn the skills to produce a business plan and manage a company using effective strategies. You will study how to meet the needs of customers using marketing plans and strategies. In this course, students evaluate how every
decision has financial implications, and you will be taught how to calculate, costs, revenue and profits using cash flows and balance sheets.

Course content

What is a business?
Managers, leadership and decision making
Decision making to improve marketing performance
Decision making to improve operational performance
Decision making to improve financial performance
Decision making to improve human resources performance
Analysing the strategic position of a business
Choosing strategic direction
Strategis methods; how to pursue strategies
Managing strategic change

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English and Maths


All exams are made up of a mixture of multiple choice questions, short answer and data response questions.

Further information

Due to the fact that the number of skills acquired during the study of Business are transferable, most students would enter into diverse career options from the most common of banking, finance, teaching to others such as geography, history, law and so on. There are also a number of students that set up their own business using all the skills and expertise learnt in this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dunraven School directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

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