- Course Level: AS Level
- Duration: 2 Years
- Start date: September 2012
- Qualification: A Level
- Awarded By: AQA
Introduction to course
The course takes you through the beginnings of any business, starting with being an entrepreneur and having a business idea to its development and also working with different departments of a business, including Human Resources and Finance. Moving from AS to A2, you will look further at the different types of business, namely larger businesses, for instance Tesco and how decisions that are made impact within the departments already mentioned. Equally, you will look at the economic environment and its impact on how the business operates.
The first topic, "Starting up a Business," looks at the best options open to an entrepreneur for starting a business and how the entrepreneur can raise finance. Financial awareness will be developed and the use of numbers will be tested. A variety of teaching strategies will be employed for this, including the use of YouTube and role play. Every lesson in Business Studies looks to put students at the centre of the learning and we have guest speakers as well as visits outside College.
5 A - Cs including 2 Bs in English or English Literature and an academic subject. C in Maths.
Where the course lead
Those of you who want to go to university to study Business Studies will find completing the A Level an excellent start in the subject. Furthermore, you will develop excellent analysis and evaluation skills that will help you in any chosen field - whether at university or going to work in business.
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