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Business Studies

INTRODUCTION:

Business Studies is an exciting and fascinating course to study. Whether you want to be the next great entrepreneur or simply understand how businesses affect us every day …

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The course is delivered by teachers who have considerable business experience, including running their own businesses. You will study all the aspects of running a business and the effect of business activities on the population in general. These fall into the following areas:

  • What is Business
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing 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
  • Managing strategic change

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

There are visits to a number of businesses in located in Greater Manchester. During these visits you will get a real life insight into the challenges that business owners face.

ASSESSMENT:

This is a linear course so you will take three exams at the end of the second year:

FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Many Business Studies students pursue the subject at university but many also find the skills and knowledge they have gained during the course are valued by employers. Quite a few go on to run their own businesses!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade A* – C, including English and Maths. There are no additional requirements for this subject.

SPECIFICATION:

AQA

LENGTH:

This is a linear course and will take two years to complete.

CONTACT:

For further information please contact info@connellsixthformcollege.com