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Business Studies:Single at All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities

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The focus of the subject is how individual businesses work. It is not just about technology but especially about people since people are the owners of the businesses, the workforce in businesses and the customers for what businesses produce. It is hardly possible for any of us to be unaffected by the business world in one way or another since it is there that most people will make a living and obtain the goods and services we all use. The key theories and ideas which people use to discuss the business world are the basis of what we learn in this subject. Course Details The main sections of the course are: External Environment of Business; Marketing; Accounts & Finance; Production; Management of People; Organisation & Structure of Business; Legal Organisation Students will be given the opportunity to meet people from the business world and to visit companies where they will be able to collect information relating to the sections of the course outlined above.


Examination DetailsAQA SyllabusAssessment: All students take Papers 1 and 3. Coursework is worth 25% of the total marks although students who would not benefit from coursework have the option of taking Paper 2. Paper 1 is based on case study material presented as a separate document. Students answer questions on the examination paper. Paper 3 consists of smaller sections of information and structured questions based on each section in turn. For students who do not present coursework, Paper 2 is based on a separate case study. The syllabus is divided into sections on the external environment affecting business, the ownership and control of business, aims and objectives of business, management, finance, production and marketing.

Future opportunities

What can I do with a Business Studies qualification? There are courses at higher and further education, including A level Economics and Business, AVCE or Intermediate GNVQ Business, Intermediate GNVQ Leisure & Tourism, and AVCE Leisure & Recreation or Travel & Tourism, and then onto higher education and Degree courses. Many companies employ graduates in business for their management training and some employ people directly from school at 16 or 18 for their own management training.

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Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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