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Business Studies GCE AS / A2 at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

Course description

A2 Modules

Unit 1

  • Starting a Business.
  • Financial planning.

Unit 2

  • Finance.
  • People in Business.
  • Operations Management.
  • Marketing and Competition


A2 Modules

Unit 3

  • Functional objectives and Strategies
  • Financial strategies and Accounts
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Human Resource Strategies

Unit 4

  • Corporate aims and objectives
  • Assessing change in the Business Environment
  • Managing Change

Entry requirements

Aminimum of Six A*-C at GCSEs including English and Mathematics (not including GNVQ)


All units are externally assessed by examination

The main key skills:

communication, Application of Number, Information Technology as well as wider skills: working with Others, Improving own learning and Performance and problem Solving are used and developed.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Accounting to prepare for higher education in areas of business studies, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to business studies, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can work at management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 02086559089