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Business at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study Business?

Business Studies is about how businesses and organisations make decisions and operate in an ever-changing environment. This subject will interest you if you have a genuine interest in what is happening in the world of business and you want to know why businesses make the decisions that they do. You will build your knowledge of core business concepts and apply these in the context of real organisations so you can develop a broad understanding of how businesses work.

What will I learn about?

There are 3 themes covered in the AS course:

Theme 1: Marketing and people. This looks at a broad range of internal and external factors affecting the success of the business.

Theme 2: Managing business This considers the activities roles, responsibilities and qualities of people within a business and investigates recruitment procedures and training methods. The AS course is a stand-alone qualification and does not count towards the full A Level. The full A Level comprises the above themes plus these two additional units

Theme 3: Marketing and people. Candidates produce a structured business plan for a new product or service.

Theme 4: Global business. Students will develop an understanding of globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing and global industries and companies.

How is Business taught?

You will be provided with a broad introduction to business and the business environment. A range of sources will be used to deliver the course content including video, Internet, newspaper articles and business case studies. Discussion and interaction is expected and some group work is essential as you progress through the course.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including grade Bs in English and Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years