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A Level Business Studies at New College Stamford

Course description

Gain an introduction to key business areas: marketing, operations, finance and human resource and management with a special focus on decision making. You will learn essential managerial skills alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver through the investigation of the strategic decisions that all businesses have to make.You will study:• What is business?• Managers, leadership anddecision making• Marketing• Operations• Finance• Human resources• Strategic methods, direction and positioning of a business• Managing strategic change This course is approximately 20% examand 80% coursework

Course content

You will learn through the investigation of contemporary case studies, presentations, group work and research projects. Throughout the year you will benefit from meeting professionals from the business industry and take part in various visits to provide you with a valuable insight into the sector. You will also be encouraged to take part in work experience as part of your course to give you real experience in a business environment.

Entry requirements

APS 43 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above, including English and maths at grades C/5.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Studying further:• The HND in Business at New College Stamford or other business degrees at university in areas such as Management, Marketing, HR or Finance.• Business apprenticeshipsExample job roles:• Accountant• Lawyer• Entrepreneur• Marketing assistant• Advertising assistant• Human resources assistant

Further information

APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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