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Business Studies A Level at The Grove School

Course description

The course will encourage students to develop a critical understanding of organisations,
the context in which they operate, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
through a problem solving approach to study. Students should be in no doubt that they
are undertaking a demanding yet rewarding course and they must be fully committed to
their work.
AS level students will study two units:
1. An Introduction to Business
Students gain an appreciation of the nature of business, learn how businesses can be
classified, see what the objectives of business may be and consider other influences on
2. Business Functions
Students gain an appreciation of different aspects of business, including the marketing
function, the role of accounting and finance, issues relating to people within organisations
and the principles of operations management.
A2 level students will study a further two units:
3. Marketing
Students will understand the principles of marketing, focusing on the market, market
segmentation, market research, marketing planning, models of marketing and the
marketing mix.
4. Strategic Management
Students will appreciate how business objectives and strategy are formulated and applied.
Candidates will also appreciate issues relating to business analysis. A range of external
influences will be considered as well as how organisations deal with change.

Entry requirements

College entry requirements: 6 GCSE s at grades A*-C in six different subjects including English and Maths+ GCSE Grade B In Business Studies (preferable)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grove School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years