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Business Studies

Why Business Studies?
Business Studies is an excellent subject to complement a wide range of other A Level subjects and can broaden your A Level combination. The subject studies the workings of business and adopts a management focus to assist those who may wish to move into management in the future.

Are there any recommendations for entry to the course?
You can take Business Studies even if you have not studied it at GCSE, however if you have studied it before a grade 6 at GCSE would indicate you have the potential to succeed.

What will I study?
We study business and the management of business and economic context in which business operates. We also consider qualitative and quantitative influences on decisions including a range of theories and techniques such as investment appraisal and critical path analysis.

Areas to be studied include: managers and leaders, decision-making, marketing, financial performance, human resources, strategic positioning and strategic change.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is via three two hour examinations.

What can the study of this subject lead to?
This subject can lead to a range of study and career paths. Students may go on to study Business further or specialise in Marketing, Human Resources Management or Accounting qualifications.