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AS and A2 level: Business Studies at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Business? Business Studies is a dynamic subject and helps you to understand how businesses operate today. It provides a critical awareness of the impact of external influences such as the recent UK recession and the way in which businesses respond to these changes. What will I study? The course is assessed by examination only. At AS level you will study Unit 1 - ‘Planning and Financing a Business’ and Unit 2 ‘Managing a Business’. The main areas covered include: marketing, finance, operations management and human resource issues. At A2 the emphasis is on business strategies and the responses that business make to a changing external environment. Unit 3 - ‘Strategies for Success’ and Unit 4 - ‘The Business Environment and Managing Change’. In this synoptic unit you will have the opportunity of studying the current economy and this unit is studied through a variety of real business contexts. How will I study? The lessons will be a mixture of teacher led activity and student investigations. There will be a strong emphasis on building up current economic and business news to enhance your responses to examination questions.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths required.

Future opportunities

Progression Business Studies is a highly regarded subject which will enhance your CV and can lead to a wide variety of careers or progression to university to study at degree level. Many graduates go on to become finance or business professionals, embark on management training programmes or undertake further research degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year