Business Studies


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Business?

  • I want to study all of the key areas of business activity and behaviour
  • I want to enhance my understanding of current affairs
  • I enjoy problem-solving and making use of case studies
  • I want to set up and run my own business.

What does the course consist of?

  • Investigating and evaluating real-world
    business issues:

    • How can a manager motivate a workforce?
    • How can a new business establish itself in the market?
    • What is business efficiency?
    • How do firms promote their products?
    • Why have business ‘dragons’ such as Duncan Bannatyne been so successful?
    • Why did Nissan come to the North East?
  • General issues for business such as the environment and influence of the government
  • Young Social Entrepreneur (run your own business and aim to make a profit)
  • The opportunity to take part in the ‘Student Investor’ competition
  • Visit local and national businesses and participate in a study visit to London or Prague.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Higher education in Business or related courses such as Finance or Marketing
  • Career opportunities in areas such as tourism, banking, personnel, marketing and financial services
  • Self-employment in your own business.
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