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Business Studies at Ashmole Academy

Course description

Students study 13 units over 2 years. These are made up of 7 mandatory and 6 optional units.

Course content

Students will learn important skills which are relevant to the world of work. Student’s class work will be supplemented by visits to businesses. Students have the opportunity to run their own business event which helps them develop enterprise skills. During the course students will:

  • Extensively use case studies
  • Be kept constantly up to date with newspapers & TV programmes
  • Be assessed in a variety of ways e.g. presentations, reports, role plays and practical assessments in Science

Thorough classwork and preparation for external assessment key skills will be developed in communication, investigation, numerical, IT, problem solving, working with others and planning. The nature of the subject means that students must make use of the latest in Information Technology and utilise the internet.


There are 3 types of assessment of which 42% are externally assessed. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels. Students are able to obtain grades from 3 Distinction* to 3 Passes on this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashmole Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 February 2018