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Business Studies - A Level at Bourne Academy

Course description

A Level Business Studies is excellent preparation for work and/or Higher Education, and is recognised nationally by universities and  industry. Students wishing to follow the Business course do not need prior knowledge of the subject, but it would be beneficial.

The qualification prepares the student practically for the world of work by providing real opportunities to develop understanding and  skills that can be applied in many work situations.. The local and national business environment is used as a resource for research and information gathered is used to produce case studies for assessment.

The course is designed to develop students' knowledge and understanding of:

• The practices and techniques used within marketing, finance, operations management, human resource management and the links between them;

• The processes, attractions and risks of setting up an enterprise;

• The relationship between business and the changing external environment;

• Social and ethical issues in business.

Course content

Completion of this course will enable you to access employment, such as accounting or higher education or a business based degree.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths Grade B or above;

GCSE Business Studies or Economics Grade B or an equivalent course (Merit in BTEC Level 2 Business)

would be beneficial

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • We believe Bourne Academy offers a unique environment for post-16 education. Our aim is to give each student an opportunity to shape their futures; to develop self-worth, to become more confident competent citizens.

      Our sixth formers are young men and women on the cusp of further education at University, College or new careers.

      We believe that hard work, effective personal organisation and a happy student atmosphere are crucial to success. Not only can our students leave the school with the exam results they can be proud of but also the skills to further develop their talents in the next phase of their lives. We like to entrust our students with a degree of responsibility for their own learning and personal development, within a framework of support and guidance.