Business Studies A level at Woodhouse College
Understanding business organisations – how they are set up, function, managed and contribute to our society – is the fundamental focus of this course. The broad variety of content covered will help you to explore the sector and develop understanding as well as interests in current affairs, economics and commerce. You’ll gain an informed perspective on business policies and procedures as well as learning to think analytically about issues such as business ethics and the role of businesses in society.
The course combines class exercises, role-play and debate, including visits and lectures from people in business, trips to businesses and conferences, as well as independent learning and peer mentoring.
Over the two years you will learn the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations management. This basic grounding in the core functions within a modern business will prepare you for deeper study in a number of business-related areas, but also work in a complementary way with any chosen career path.
The course is structured to help you think analytically and develop an informed perspective on current affairs and economic matters. Using real case studies and examples you’ll develop the ability to write clear, well-structured essays and make logical written arguments using data provided.
You’ll have regular opportunities to develop presentation skills and take part in debate. Importantly, you’ll also be encouraged to take the theory and apply it to specific scenarios and problems presented, ensuring that your understanding is practical and relevant. Students will also benefit from a programme of speakers from finance and industry including a regular schedule of presenters from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) who will help with the delivery of selected topics.
B in GCSE Business Studies and at least a GCSE Grade B in English Language and Grade C in Mathematics.
Awarding Body - WJEC
The majority of our business studies students have gone on to study the subject at university or to set up their own businesses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodhouse College directly.