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Business Studies AS/A Level at Helsby High School

Course description

Why should I choose Business Studies?
The specification is excellent preparation for those of you who are intending to pursue Business or Management at degree level, or for anyone considering any form of commercial career.

You will identify business problems and plan appropriate investiga-tions. This will facilitate your understanding of business and enter-prise. You will learn to make decisions using both qualitative and quantitative methods and evaluate the most appropriate strategies for each business you study.

“I chose Business Studies because I wanted a career in management and the course seemed the best option to help me achieve my goals." - Previous A Level Student

Course content

AS Units
Planning & Financing a Business
Managing a Business

A2 Units
Strategies for Success
Business Environment & Managing Change

How will I learn?
Active learning through current case study materials and topical business news.

Enrichment Opportunities
There will be several industry related trips that will help promote your understanding of how real businesses operate. You will meet guest speakers, enter national competitions and attend revision workshops.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE passes at C or above, with Maths and English Language at B grade or above.


Written papers that are externally assessed.  Examinations take place in June each year.  There is no coursework requirement.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016

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