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Business Studies A Level at Newlands Girls' School

Course description

Newspaper and television headlines offer continual reminders of how relevant and
interesting the business world is to us all. In recent years, much attention has been directed to such issues as “the credit crunch” and the UK’s role within the European Community. Longer term issues continue to hit the headlines too - business and the environment, the impact of new technologies and the question of ethics in business. Business Studies allows you to explore these exciting matters whilst developing an enquiring, creative and analytical approach to learning.

Course content

At AS you will focus on what business is, planning and management/leadership. You will further explore the four key functional areas of Marketing, HR, Operations and Finance and their decision-making processes.
At A Level you will do more and deeper coverage of these ideas, and additionally study strategic or long-term management – coping with growth, change management, business culture, the external environment and so on.


Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of five GCSEs, grades A*- C, including English and Mathematics. You should be independent in your learning and have a desire to follow business events in the media and be able to view them from a critical perspective. Be ready to shed those ideas about “right answers” and awaken the notion of “best option” which most businesses have to use in their decision-making.


In Year 12 you will sit 2 different-style AS exams each contributing 50% of the AS grade.
In Year 13 you will sit 3 A level exams each contributing one third of the A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newlands Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years