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AS Level Business Studies AQA at The Astley Cooper School

Course description

In the first year (AS-level) you will learn about the challenges and issues of starting a business, enterprising business ideas, financial planning, management of people, communication and motivation, operations management, marketing and competition as well as finance management. 


There are 2 external examinations taking place in January and June.

Future opportunities

The first year course (AS) is followed by the second year (A2) which will give you the full A Level.

An A level Business Studies qualification is looked on favourably when applying for careers and universities as it shows you have a basic level of business understanding.

Further information

This course is suitable for students who are creative, forward-thinking and able to analyse situations with a balanced approach.  You will develop skills to research, evaluate and draw conclusions on case studies relating to business.  You will need to have at least a grade C in English Language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year