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GCE Applied Business at Plume College

Course description

This course offers students a practical approach to the study of business differing from the more traditional AS/A2 in that it is predominantly assessed through coursework. The course offers you a choice of A level awards including an AS, a single A level or a Double A level qualification.

This specification in business provides candidates with a broad introduction to the business sector and should encourage candidates to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in realistic business contexts, such as discovering the problems and opportunities faced by local and national businesses.

The course provides opportunities for candidates to develop sufficient depth of understanding to inform their future choices such as university.The course covers all the main areas of Business – Ownership, People, Marketing, Accounts and the External Influences. The advantage of doing this course is that:

  • It is mainly coursework
  • You can chose some of the units that you study

  • Entry requirements

    GCSE grade B in English and grade C in Mathematics. If Business is taken at GCSE a minimum grade C at BTEC Business must be achieved However, if an A or Distinction is achieved in Business, then a grade C in English and a grade C in Mathematics will be acceptable.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 21 May 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years