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Business Studies AS/A Level at South Holderness Technology College

Course description

Business Studies is a subject which looks at the issues real businesses face. In the lessons students examine these issues in a fun and interactive way, learning about how to apply business theories and ideas to different contexts. Business Studies prepares students to enter the world of work by providing a detailed insight into the workings, problems, dilemmas and opportunities of the business world. It encourages students to adopt a balanced and questioning approach to studying, where the skills of being able to appreciate two sides of an argument are heavily promoted.

Course content

AS Year

Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

Identifying a business opportunity

Economic considerations

Financing the new business idea



A2 Year

International markets

The World Economy


Corporate Culture

Corporate Strategy

Investment Appraisal

Decision Tree Analysis

Critical Path Analysis

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE subjects is required for most A level programmes. Please speak to the sixth form subject teacher for specific details on course entry.


100% written examination

Future opportunities

Business Studies is an ideal subject from which to pursue a related degree course in management, finance or accountancy, as well as an ideal qualification with which to enter a wide range of professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Holderness Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

Key information

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