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Applied Business AS at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

If you are interested in and like to keep abreast of developments in technology, want to increase your understanding of the modern business environment, key business theories and practices, you will enjoy this course.

Course content

The course is interesting and demanding and will give you a different perspective of the business world. You will develop your critical and analytical thinking through investigating businesses and markets, analysing business systems, proposing improvements to business activities and products, and investigating the importance of financial forecasting and producing business plans. You will look at large commercial and public sector organisations as well as smaller businesses and will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of business skills and the economic and social environment in which businesses operate as well as to specialise in, for example, a financial human resources, management or marketing pathway. You will develop your IT, numeracy and communication skills during the course and have the opportunity to visit places of work and carry out surveys for local businesses. Modules (AS)1.                  Creating a marketing proposal (portfolio).2.                  Recruitment and selection (portfolio).3.                  Business environment (external exam)  

Entry requirements

It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level. For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement. 


Assessment66% Portfolio and 33% Exam based. 

Future opportunities

Career pathsA course in Business will equip you to think and communicate more effectively and is an ideal foundation for a range of careers in commerce and industry.

Further information

 Quotes from our Ofsted Report 2003 ‘Students achieve well’‘Teaching and learning are good’

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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