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Business Studies A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

Today’s business climate is an exciting time to study business studies. This course enable students to gain the required business understanding of all aspects involved in running businesses, as well as the detail and depth to develop a career in a specified area of the subject. On this course, students will develop a wide range of transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers and can be applied to any choice of career.

During this course, students will study key units starting with the core foundations of starting a business, why and how they are established, how they are financed and marketed, and how business is influenced by external factors. Students will study topics linked to people in businesses, staff recruitment, management and business organisation.

There will be a number of opportunities to develop a range of transferable skills such as data handling, communication, problem solving and making decisions. Students will also develop personal skills such as planning and organisation, conducting research and challenging judgments.

Lessons will incorporate a variety of different learning experiences to prepare students for higher education. There will be the opportunity to take part in group work, guest speaker visits from employers, specialist guests and research tasks.

Entry requirements

In most cases, students are expected to have achieved a grade C or above in business studies.


This course is 100% exam based. However, students will be assessed throughout the course with class tests, class activities and discussions, essay writing and case studies.

Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessments and demonstrate an awareness of current business events. Students in Year 12 are encouraged to start a ‘Young Enterprise’ business during the year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years