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Business Studies AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Students will look at the following topics:

What is Business? Managers, leadership and how

decisions are made in regards to marketing, human

resources, operations and finance. In year 2 students

will have the opportunity to analyse the strategic

position of a variety of businesses and discuss how

they manage change. Through the use of corporate

case studies, videos and ICT, students will gain a broad

understanding of these key topics. Whilst gaining

a range of transferable skills such as data analysis,

building arguments, recognising and solving problems,

in addition to essay writing and carrying out research.

Full course content can be found on the AQA website

Course content

You can expect to:

• Learn about a wide range of private and public sector

organisations, the markets they serve and how they

add value.

• Investigate businesses from the perspective of a range

of different stakeholder groups.

• Undertake group work and independent study.

• Develop literacy, numeracy, research and presentation


• Learn about the current structure of business and

business practice.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English.


100% examination.

Future opportunities

Where does it lead?

Through the study of this subject students will gain an

understanding of the world of business and develop the

skills necessary for reading a variety of subjects at

university. A large proportion of our students have gone

on to university to study Business, Economics,

Mathematics and Social Sciences as well as languages.

Others have pursued a more vocational route and have

undertaken apprenticeships at well-known engineering

and financial institutions.

Further information

Other useful information
• Students are encouraged to participate in Young
Enterprise and a variety of business challenges.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend a
range of trips and work with Business Studies students
in lower years. Students will be expected to keep
up-to-date with current affairs and read around the
subject using journals, newspapers and textbooks.
Students’ views …
“I enjoyed the course as topics were related to businesses
I knew. I also found our business scrapbooks useful as I
was able to keep all my business research in one place.”
“I initially found writing essays very difficult but once I
learnt how to structure them I started to achieve really
good grades.




How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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