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Business Studies at Altwood CofE Secondary School

Course description

Business Studies is a multi-dimensional subject that will offer you a high degree of versatility in career choice, from general management and administration opportunities to marketing, financial services and personnel work. It also provides an ideal foundation for those aiming to study a business related degree or any other subject at university.

The course will help to provide you with some of the necessary skills required for today’s commercial world. These include: marketing; accounts and finance; operations management; the political, economic, social and technological environment; management of people. The skills that you will acquire are the ability to interpret and analyse information and evaluate the implications for business and the decisions that they could ultimately make.

This is a modular course and students are externally assessed in January and June of each academic year. The examinations consist of stimulus response material, and case studies. Successful completion of the AS Level (1st year) of the course will allow students to progress on to the A2 level of the course.

Wherever possible, the department arranges visits to businesses which allow students to appreciate the scale of operations with major organisations, as well as student enrichment days which include talks given by business experts or revision workshops.

A level Business is challenging, but with the skills and knowledge that you acquire it will help you appreciate many of the issues that you will face within your future career.

At AS Level, you will learn about the internal functions of business and how the management of these functions can assist in improving the effectiveness and performance of a business.

Entry requirements

Minimum of Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics, plus at least three further GCSEs at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Altwood CofE Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2014

Key information

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