Business Studies


Careers related to studying Business:

If you choose to study Business studies, it will give you a clear introduction into the way a business operates. You will learn about the challenges and issues of businesses and comparing and contrasting various business’, managing an event, personal and business finance, investigating customer service, recruitment and selection, and marketing campaigns, so you will walk away with an excellent level of business knowledge.

You could consider careers in: Marketing, Management, Finance, Banking, ICT, Recruitment, Human Resources and Sales.

Course content:

Through studying this course, you will increase your power of knowledge and analysis and further your knowledge in how businesses are run. The 3 units you study in Year 12 are Exploring Business, Personal and Business Finance and Recruitment and Selection. In Year 13 you will manage and run an event, undertake an exam on Developing a Marketing Campaign and Investigating customer service.

Entry requirements:

Business Studies favours those with good mathematic and English skills as the approach is very academic.

You will have achieved at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths.

Subject specific events:

You will be encouraged and supported in entering a variety of work experience opportunities and you will also take part in the running of charity events.

Methods of study:

The course is taught through a range of teaching and learning strategies, but the majority of the course is independent study.

These strategies include group discussion (whole group, small group and pairs), close reading and scan reading. You will also prepare presentations (individual, paired or small group) and will report back on your findings. You will also complete a lot of independent study for all assignments.

You should expect to complete approximately 5 hours of independent study outside of your lessons. This could include: reading, research, essay writing or other activities. In order for you to take full advantage of the course it is also recommended that you immerse yourself in the wider reading of any suggested reading from your Tutor and from the discovery list.

Methods of assessment:

Two units are internally assessed as exams, 3 units are coursework based and 1 unit is based on the formal organisation and completion of an event, as well as a supporting documentation. Overall, you will achieve either a pass, merit, distinction or a distinction*, as these give you the same UCAS points as their A Level equivalent.