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A Level Business Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

This course is for dedicated, independent learners who have the desire and drive to develop their understanding of the business world. Students must be keen to do well in examination situations and have the ability to delve into a company’s strategy through the use of case study analysis.

AS: At AS Level there are two units of study.

Unit 1 is ‘An Introduction to Business’: candidates gain an appreciation of the nature of business, learn how businesses can be classified, see what the objectives of business may be and consider other influences on business.

Unit 2 is ‘Business Functions’: candidates gain an appreciation of different departments of a business including the marketing function, the role of accounting and finance, issues relating to people within organisations and the principles of operations management.

A2: This is a two year course in which students take the AS course in Year 12 followed by a further two units in Year 13, which are an optional unit and ‘Strategic Management within a Business’. This final unit is a combination of knowledge learnt through the two years and encompasses economic, political issues, global business awareness and social change within businesses of today.

Students are encouraged to understand business from a strategic view and to keep abreast of current business topics to deepen their learning of theoretical knowledge learnt in class.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years