Business Studies AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
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
You can expect to:
• Learn about a wide range of private and public sector
organisations, the markets they serve and how they
• 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
Grade B or above in GCSE English.
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.
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
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.