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Business Studies A level at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

An understanding of business is becoming increasingly important in a world where advances in technology and communications have taken centre stage.

The first year will focus on planning, financing and managing a business. You will look at different types of business structures, recruitment, increasing profits, operations management and marketing. In the second year you will build on your knowledge base through two more learning topics: managing people and the business environment and managing change. You will cover financial strategies to improve profits, operational strategies to improve products and employee relations and dealing with the impact of economic, cultural, political and technological changes on an organisation.

Entry requirements

It is not necessary to have studied Business at GCSE to complete the OCR, but is needed for A Level.

Future opportunities

Many students have continued their studies at university level on a wide range of courses. Degree options ranging from economics, finance and accounting to management, enterprise and e-business, are all possible routes into Higher Education. A Level Business Studies students will be equipped to enter the real world of business in almost any occupation in the private sector. This course will give you an early taste of many possible careers (including accountancy, marketing and personnel management) as well as being a valuable precursor to university level courses in business-related fields.

Further information

All of the teaching staff have spent years working outside of education in a range of business related roles which enable their first hand experience to benefit your studies. All have with up-to-date knowledge of the current issues affecting business organisations and the ability to relate these to the learner.

There are a number of A Levels that would complement Business Studies. A level Mathematics, English Language, Law and History are all relevant in terms of content or skills used to succeed in these subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years