Head of Department
Four Grade 4’s and above
External Assessment: – 50%
Coursework – 50%
(Available as equivalent to either 1 or 2 A Levels)
Deepen your critical understanding of business organisations and the markets they serve. Business behaviour is studied from the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, the Government and the local community. Students will study business start-ups, financial planning, people and operations management, marketing, business strategy and the business environment.
What skills will I develop?
You will develop analysis and critical evaluation skills to enable you to explore how business theory can be applied to a number of different organisations.
You will develop your numeracy skills by carrying out detailed financial analysis of businesses
Ultimately, you will be able to develop skills which will enable you to improve your own learning, performance, and problem solving.
What topics will I study?
The course offers an insight into all aspects of business. The course will link theory with practical application making maximum use of your own experiences.
- Unit 1: Exploring Business
- Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
- Unit 3: Personnel and Business Finance
- Unit 6: Principals of Management
- Unit 7: Business Decision Making
- Unit 22: Market Research
Where does the course lead?
Students who have successfully completed the course have either gone on to do further study at degree level, or started work in a trainee role. Many go on to study Business at university, however others have gone on to study Quantity Surveying, Accounting and Outdoor Pursuits.
Covering a wide range of topics, and developing a wide range of skills, the course is designed to make you more attractive to employers. The vocational nature of the course means that you will be required to apply what you learn in class to different business situations. Consequently, you will be better prepared to deal with real-life workplace situations, as and when they arise.