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A Level Business at Sir George Monoux College

Course description

If you enjoy watching Dragons' Den or The Apprentice, if you like the idea of buying shares, if you want to manage a business or start up your own, or work in marketing, sales, finance or human resources, this is the subject for you. Our students say they like how Business Studies is relevant as they can see how it can be applied to the real world. Our lessons are very interactive - we want to know what you think! We help you understand why and how things happen in a business context, to consider what really matters and to look for the best solution in any given situation.

Course content

How do you start a business? What makes some start-up businesses succeed and others fail? What decisions need to be taken to run a business profitably? These are just some of the fascinating issues we'll help you explore in your Business Studies AS and A2 units. The course takes you through the beginnings of any business, starting with being an entrepreneur and having a business idea and then exploring its development into a successful venture. You will also look at the roles of different departments of a business, including human resources and finance. Moving from AS to A2, we focus on bigger businesses such as Tesco. Imagine yourself as a manager - how will the decisions you make impact within the various departments of the organisation? What will be the best way to solve a given problem? The exam is often in a case study format. You will need to consider what a given business would do in a particular situation.


Homework, in-class assessments, presentations, group work, pair work and individual work, class tests, it is 100% exam, no course work.

Future opportunities

A Level Business Studies combines well with a variety of other subjects and can lead to a variety of exciting and challenging degrees and, ultimately, a very rewarding career. The communication and analytical skills you will develop through studying business will be useful in a whole range of applications. Careers you may be considering include: business administration human resources marketing finance banking retail management self-employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir George Monoux College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

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