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Business and Economics at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

What do you need to know, or be able to do, before taking this course?

You may not have studied any business or economics related subjects before, but that does not matter! What is much more important is that you show a commitment to succeed in setting up and running a business and want to learn how a business may be affected by the global economy...

AS Level Modules

Developing New Business Ideas (50% of the total AS marks)

* Business opportunities

* Entrepreneurial skills

* Business ideas in practice

* Economic context for business Business Economics (50% of the total AS marks)

* How businesses are affected by market forces and market structures

* Microeconomics

* Macroeconomics and affects on business

A2 Level Modules

International Business (50% of the total A2 marks) • International markets

* International trade

* Globalisation

* Multinationals The Wider Economic Environment and Business (50% of the total A2 marks) • Market failure • Regulation of markets

* Government role in economic and social welfare


AS Level 2 written papers, each lasting 1 hour 15 minutes. A2 Level 2 written papers. Module 4 requires student to write a decision making report based on a pre-released case study.

Career Opportunities

The course provides a solid foundation for studies at a higher level in the following subject areas: Business Management/Administration; Accountancy & Finance; Human Resources Management; Marketing; Retail Management; Tourism Management; International Business. It can also lead on to a career in the commercial world, e.g. in banking, sales, product management or general management. Business and management skills are also desirable in public sector organisations or charities.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for Level 3 programmes, including grade C English. To be comfortable with the mathematical aspects of this course it recommended students have grade B in Mathematics at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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