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Business Studies AS/A Level at The Commonweal School

Course description

 This course will enable you to see business from several points of view, such as those of the owners, managers, customers and employees. You will learn about the problems and decisions facing large and small businesses and gain practical skills in making a success of businesses. You will gain an understanding of business issues and theories where they will be able to apply the theory they have learnt in lessons to real life cases and news articles.

Studying Business at A Level gives you an insightful understanding of current issues affecting our Economy and allows you to keep up to date with new developments in the Business world. The course not only allows you to develop with academic skills but it also provides you with practical understanding of the real world, which is extremely important particularly within this Economic period.

Entry requirements

If you have studied Business Studies or related subjects at GCSE you will find the course a natural progression however must ensure you are aware of the increased demands and work load at A Level. It is however not essential that you have studied any Business related courses previously at GCSE or equivalent. Students who have had no experience of Business before have the same opportunities to succeed and be successful in the course.

Both Business Studies and Economics have significant financial and mathematical elements. As with all A Level subjects there will be the expectation of you to complete essay based questions and extended writing pieces for exam style questions therefore a good English GCSE is also essential.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September