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Business Studies at Beechwood Sacred Heart School

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What kind of student would enjoy this course?

Someone who is keen to analyse business problems, keep up to date with current affairs and who will be prepared to read the business press regularly will enjoy this course. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary, as it will be taught from scratch.

What will I study?

The AS course covers the principles of business, leadership and decision-making within financial, marketing, operations and human resource functions. Two exams, each of 1.5 hours, will be taken at the end of Year 12. The full A-Level course further develops business strategy and the impact of the external environment. Three two-hour exams covering the whole course will be taken at the end of Year 13. Many students join the Young Enterprise scheme, enabling them to collaborate with students from other schools to form a company, to market a product and generate a profit.

What skills will I learn?

You will develop the skills needed in analysing information, problem solving, decision-making, planning and essay writing.

What could I do at the end of the course?

There is a vast range of career and Higher Education options. On entering the business world you will have an excellent knowledge of how a business operates in the context of competition and other external forces. You could take a degree in Business Studies perhaps combined with another subject such as Law, Accountancy, Marketing, Languages or Social Science. Such courses prepare you well for a career in either commerce or your chosen profession and may exempt you from the first stages of a professional institute examination.

Further information

**Please DO NOT try to apply via UCAS Progress as your application may not be received**

To apply to Beechwood Sacred Heart School, please contact the registrar.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechwood Sacred Heart School directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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    • Founded in 1915, it is situated on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells in 23 acres of beautiful grounds. Handsome buildings and very good modern facilities. A friendly, family school which has all the advantages of being small. Beechwood is a co-educational day and boarding school with an equal balnace of boys and girls. It is a Roman Catholic foundation which welcomes all denominations. An excellent, broad general curriculum is provided and examination results and value added measures are strong given the non-selective intake of the school. A good range of sport, games, societies and clubs. Strong commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Full use is made of the cultural amenities of the town and of London.