AS/A2 Business Studies at King Edward VI School, Lichfield
This course is concerned with a problem solving approach to business studies, designed to help students understand the nature and working of business organisations. The aim is to encourage students to develop a critical understanding of businesses, the context in which they operate, the markets they serve and ultimately recommend actions that businesses should take to be successful. Much of the learning is based around business case studies and looking at how students can use their business knowledge to determine the success of businesses.
Unit F291: An Introduction to Business
Unit F292: Business Functions
Unit F293: Marketing
Unit F297: Strategic Management
5 GCSEs A* - C (including English & Maths)
You do not need to have taken business studies at GCSE (and in fact some of our best students did not take it at GCSE), however if you have studied business studies at GCSE a minimum of a grade C must have been achieved. In addition, a minimum of a grade C in English and maths at GCSE is recommended since long written answers and numerical calculations are undertaken.
– Unit F291 is a 1 hour exam paper which is sat in January of Year 12. Unit F292 is a 2 hour exam paper with a pre-released case study and is sat at the end of Year 12.
– Unit F297 is a 2 hour exam paper sat in the January of Year 13 and is a synoptic unit based around a pre-released case study. Unit F293 is a specialist unit focused on marketing and the 2 hour exam is sat at the end of Year 13.
Students completing business studies go on to study a range of subjects at university or go directly into employment. A business studies A Level will lead directly onto business degree courses and in addition is common for entry onto university subjects such as accountancy, law, management and economics. Alternatively, A level business studies will give students a good grounding and the relevant skills essential for the successful transition into the world of work.
Students taking Business Studies have the opportunity to be part of the 9 day trip to China that is run by the Business Department once every two years.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI School, Lichfield directly.