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Business Studies AS level at The Campion School

Course description

The AS is divided into 2 modules: Unit 1 Planning and Financing a Business - assessed by a written exam paper of 60 minutes. This unit makes up 40% of the marks for the AS and 20% of total A Level marks. The subject content of the exam in: STARTING A BUSINESS: the challenge and issues of starting a business, enterprise and entrepreneurs. FINANCIAL PLANNING: essential financial concepts needed to start a business including calculating costs, revenues, profits, using break even analysis and cash flow forecasting. Unit 2 Managing a Business - assessed by a written paper of 90 minutes. This unit makes up 60% of the marks for AS and 30% of total A Level marks. The subject content for the exam is: Finance - budgets, improving cash flow and profits. People in Business - organisational structures, recruitment, training and motivation. Operations Management - operational decisions, quality, customer service, suppliers, technology. Management and competition - designing and using an effective marketing mix, market conditions and competitiveness. If the student has successfully completed the AS course they can then go on to the A2 course.

Entry requirements

The Department will accept and welcome students who have not taken Business Studies at GCSE. Students who have taken Business Studies GCSE will be expected to gain at least a B Grade.

Future opportunities

There are a vast range of options available to students who have followed this course. It can be used as a stepping stone to either Higher Education and/or a professional career.

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification, please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Campion School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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