Visits to local and national businesses and organisation.
Annual trip to Chester Zoo to observe marketing in practice.
Guest speaker discussing opportunities for careers in business.
Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2017.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) including Maths and English
Business Studies will prepare any student for the world of work and enterprise. Essentially the course is about decision-making in a business context: from the best method of financing a new business, to the most appropriate method of motivating staff. During the course you will develop a wide range of transferable and respected skills including analysis and evaluation.
Business Studies covers a wide range of dynamic and interesting subjects. During the course you will study the main areas of business such as marketing, accounting, human resource management and operations management. You will focus on both the set up and the running of a small business.
You will examine the running of a larger, multinational business and how businesses are affected by national and international issues. This course encourages a critical understanding of organisations and the markets they serve. It contains a significant amount of numeracy work and an interest in current affairs is important.
Other A Levels
Business Studies combines well with many A Level subjects from English and Modern Foreign Languages through to Sciences and Maths.
Where will my course lead?
Many students go on to university and study degrees in business related fields including Accountancy, Management Science, Economics and Marketing. The study of a Business Studies A Level is also regarded as an asset within unrelated areas such as Sciences, Leisure/Tourism Management and Catering. It is possible to enter some professions directly following A Levels; Business Studies is much sought after in banking, marketing and retailing.
If you decide to set up your own business, this course will give you a good grounding in the fundamental business acumen you will need to succeed.