AS/A2 Business Studies at Cockburn John Charles Academy
The course should encourage students to develop a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. In addition students will be made aware of the economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, social and technological issues associated with business activity.
Students will study topics such as:
- Accounting and Finance
- People and Operational management
- External influences
- Business Objectives and Strategy
To be able to study Business you will need five GCSE passes at Grade C or above.
Unit 1 Written Exam 1hr 15min
Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study.
Unit 2 Written Exam 1hr 30mins
Compulsory, multi-part data response questions.
Unit 3 Written Exam 1hr 45mins
Questions requiring extended answers based on an unseen case study drawing upon knowledge from AS units.
Unit 4 Written Exam 1hr 45mins
Pre-released research tasks leading to the first section of a two section examination.
Second section will consist of choice of essays.
Students will acquire a range of skills, including decision-making and problem solving in the light of education and where appropriate, the quantification and management of information.
This course lays an appropriate foundation for further study of Business Studies or related subjects in higher education. Equally, material studied would be useful for students intending to pursue careers in any area of business.
How to apply
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