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Business Studies A Level at New Mills School and Sixth Form

Course description

  • How did the founders of YouTube manage to create a business worth over £800m in less than two years?
  • Should Burberry have moved production to China?
  • Why is Toyota one of the few car companies to make any profit?
  • What should tobacco companies do to maintain sales if smoking is banned in the UK?
  • Are zero hours contracts acceptable?

These are the types of issues you might consider when studying Business at A Level.

Course content

You will look at a wide range of different organisations faciing a varied spectrum of challenges in an evolving global market.

You are expected to analyse the key factors involved and have to recommend the best course of action for a business given its existing position:

  • should it launch a new product?
  • Should managers increase staff pay or give more to investors?
  • Should a business recruit intemally or externally?
  • How should you raise the money need to start up your own business — should you borrow from a bank or friends and family? 

Essentially the course is about debating and decision-making in a business context and as such it develops invaluable skills whatever you want to do next.

Future opportunities

Business Studies AS or A-Level will prepare any student for the world of work and enterprise, and is an excellent basis for a career or a university degree course in Business, Finance or the Social Sciences.

You could always go onto setting up your own business! 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New Mills School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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