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Business Studies at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

The Business Studies A Level course has been designed to provide students with a critical understanding of how business organisations function and the internal and external issues that can affect them.


Students are encouraged to develop their own independent studying techniques as well as their presentation skills through group work activities.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C grades at GCSE including grade C or above in English Language.  It is not necessary to have studied Business at GCSE Level.


The style of assessment is designed to provide a progression in terms of knowledge and assessment objectives.  At AS Level, assessment is based upon the use of relatively brief stimulus materials.  The A2 assessment is focused on two specific areas of business activity, which may include marketing, accounting or human resources.  Much of the pre exam work is based on the use of case studies, which explore the way real businesses operate in a competitive global economy.

Future opportunities

Many students who study Business also study Law as it plays an ever-increasing role in all areas of business.  Students who have studied Business may go on to specialise in a particular area of study at University e.g. Marketing or Accounting and Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime