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Business Studies - A Level at Bolton Sixth Form College

Course description

Business is everywhere!  All of us at some point in our lives will work for a business.  The skills you will develop on the course can be used in your working life and even at home! For example budgeting is something we all have to do in our private lives. You will study all the core components of business which will enable you to get that career path moving in the way you want it too! 

Course content

The college teaches the AQA syllabus which includes the following units: What is Business?; Managers; Leadership and decision making; Decision making to improve marketing performance; Decision making to improve operational performance; Decision making to improve financial performance; Decision making to improve human resource performance; Analysing the strategic position of a business; Choosing strategic direction; Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies; Managing strategic change.

Business Studies is a very popular and well established subject. As people work in some form of business organisation, it is without doubt one of the most important and relevant subjects to study. It combines well with almost any other subject and it is held in high regard by universities and employers. Throughout the course you will develop transferable skills including the ability to problem solve, analyse and make evaluative judgements.

Entry requirements

Students studying four A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade 7, 8 or 9 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 6 or above. Students studying three A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 6 and three GCSEs at grade 4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

Studying A Level Business Studies opens many doors and the majority of our students go on to higher education to study Business related degrees such as Economics, Law, Accounting, Marketing, Leisure and Tourism, Politics and Business itself.Future careers include teaching, marketing, management, owning your own business, finance and accounting, banking and working in the retail sector.

Further information

Please visit the College website or email for further course information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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