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AS/A2 Business Studies at Cockburn John Charles Academy

Course description

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.

Course content

Students will study topics such as:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • People and Operational management
  • External influences
  • Business Objectives and Strategy

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

 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

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: 19 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September