What makes businesses successful? What is the best way of managing employees? How do businessmen make decisions? How do Apple and Virgin market their products? How does the economy influence performance? These are just some of your questions that will be answered.
The study of Business includes a range of situations i.e. new start-ups large global organisations. Throughout the course you will study the following disciplines: marketing, people management, running operations and financing the day-to-day running of the business alongside long-term projects with a new focus on globalisation, digital technology and ethics.
You will learn problem-solving skills and critical analysis e.g. how to make decisions in different situations. These skills will help you to develop analytical and evaluation skills that may also be useful in a wider educational context.
Our lessons include a range of student-centred activities e.g. manufacturing cards, recruiting and selecting a member of staff etc, while the theory is studied in the context of real businesses.
During the first year decision making in the context of a business and the functional departments of a business will be studied. It examines how decision making can improve performance, financial performance and profitability, human resources management, marketing and operations.
In the second year analysis of strategies in relation to the direction the business is going and its position in the market will be focused on. The course also examines how to actually pursue these strategies
This A Level is a subject that complements a range of other subjects such as Economics, English, History, Religious Studies and Psychology. It may even be studied alongside science subjects.
The broader field of Business Studies and related areas are growing ever important in our society and this is reflected in the wide range of course in these fields. An A-level in this subject is obviously an ideal qualification. From there, students are well equipped to enter the world of business and finance to pursue numerous challenging and rewarding careers.
However, this subject can also be part of the entry requirements for a wide range of other courses, particularly in the social sciences, as it provides the student with useful skills and knowledge.