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Business Studies AS level at Cannock Chase High School

Course description

Fancy yourself at the head of a successful business? Got some great ideas for new products or services? Or maybe you want to work for a large company by working in marketing or management. The Business Studies course gives you an incredibly powerful start to launch you on to becoming a business person. All the key topics of starting and running a business are covered.

Small businesses offering individual service or setting up your own business are also covered in the course. Whether you are selling homemade cakes or starting your own e-company, you still need to know about business. Topics that we shall cover would typically be: how to get your products to market; how to price them; how to promote them and, and how to get paid for them.  

Entry requirements

Ideally, GCSE Business Studies Grade B or above. 

However if you do not have the above entry requirements we might consider you for a place on the course if you can demonstrate good literacy skills to cope with the demands of the written examinations, e.g., GCSE English Language (to at least Grade B standard).

There is also a requirement that you have strong numeracy skills as there is a move towards an increased mathematical content in this course.  

You would be expected to have at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. 


This course is assessed 100% through exams which take place in a linear style, i.e., at the end of Year 12 and Year 13. 

Future opportunities

Business Studies opens up a range of options; students could combine this subject with another more vocational subject and begin to develop a career path in their chosen field.  Alternatively they could study Business with a view to pursuing it to degree level and following a career in General Management, Sales, or Accountancy perhaps. We also envisage a number of students using their business studies training as momentum to consider running their own businesses. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September