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Business Studies at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

This course is available to learners enrolled at this school and learners at other schools within the Chatham consortium.

Why should I study Business?

A Business A level is a desirable qualification regardless of whether your next step is further education or employment. The skills you will develop will be an asset for any academic course, but the subject knowledge will be relevant to degrees in Business, Management, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Politics and Geography to name but a few. The value of business-related subjects is demonstrated by their prevalence within joint honour degrees. This course provides a breadth of knowledge that will enable you to understand the interrelationships between various business functions, increasing your chances of making an impact in the workplace, whether you choose to work for someone else or start your own company.

What will the course involve?

You will learn about the most effective ways of meeting customers’ needs, how to manage people, how to plan and manage a company’s finances. You will also learn about the strategic decisions made by multinationals and the global factors that influence them. The linear A Level in Business involves learning about • Marketing people and global business • Business activities, decisions and strategy • Investigating business in a competitive environment Assessment is through 3 x 2 hour examinations. It is possible to take an AS Level examination in Business.

How might this course complement others?

Business Studies goes extremely well with English, Economics, Mathematics, Sociology, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology and many others.

How will this subject be useful in the future? Whichever profession you choose, it is likely to involve some element of Business Management and this course will assist you in progressing your career.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September