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Business Studies A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

Business Studies is an exciting, dynamic and ever changing subject. Itis relevant to everyone whether you are running your own businessempire or a consumer wishing to know your rights. Any student whohas an interest in current affairs and the world of work should findthe course enjoyable and satisfying.

Course content

A variety of activities will be used with an emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge and developing business skllls.These include: 
 
• analysis and evaluation - a critical understanding is essential, requiring you to assess information from a variety of sources and then make a judgement about it
. • creative skills - problem solving is important as you look for solutions and propose strategies.
• numeracy skills - these are particularly important. 
 

Entry requirements

  • Maths GCSE grade C or above
  • English GCSE grade C or above

An interest in current affairs. Confidence with figures.

Assessment

The A Level is assessed by external exams.

Financial information

Year 1: Optional trip £20-25

Year 2: Optional trip £20-25

Future opportunities

Successful completetion of the Business Studies A Level has seen students progress to a wide variety of destinations including Higher Education, particularly business-related courses or those combined with subjects such as IT or a langauge. Alernatively there are many opportunities in employment, often with additional training. 

Further information

Resources and Facilities
 
We offer a range of excellent facilities and high-quality teaching to anyone interested in Business Studies. These facilities include: two modem computing rooms with Internet access, course workbook, on-line resources and an extensive range of materials available in the Learning Resources Centre. 
 
Extra-curricular Activities 
 
In the past a number of trips have been organised, for example to companies such as Cadbury World, Bristol Zoo and Alton Towers, revision conferences and overnight trips to Rome and London. We have also successfully competed In a number of local and national business competitions. 
 
 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Web url: www.wsfc.ac.uk

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