Business Studies – A Level

Qualification:
 A Level
Assessment:
 Exam based
Exam Board: EDUQAS

Overview:

Business Studies will suit students who are interested in the dynamic world of business. The course investigates real life problems faced by businesses and explores possible solutions. Students will be encouraged to use their initiative in order to solve these problems. The course will explore interesting questions such as: 1. Why it is so complicated to work out the best mobile phone tariff? 2.Why the Playstation was launched with bugs in the system? 3.Why the news media put so much stress on interest rates? 4.Why a business can go bust despite being profitable? Student will explore the course through a case study approach ranging from one person enterprises through to large multinational corporations. There are three exams which include short answer questions, data response and extended essay style questions.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 5 and Maths 5
Two years
There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips. You will be asked to pay £5 to cover the cost of photocopies booklets and case study materials.
This would prove a good foundation from which to progress to a university degree, especially in business, management, human resources, accountacy, law, finance, philosophy, politics, economics, sociology and psychology. Career possibilities are diverse, business skills touch on every part of our modern society, they are in high demand worldwide and are often well paid. This course would also benefit anyone interested in entrepreneurship and being self employed.
Prior study of Business is not required. There is no coursework on this programme, students who prefer a more coursework-orientated approach should consider the BTEC National Certificate in Business.

Nicola Kalirai

Nicola Kalirai - Teacher of Business

What are your qualifications? Ba Hons 2:1 in Marketing, PGCE

Teaching experience? Specialist teacher of at Key Stage 5 for A Level Business and level 3 BTEC Business.

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

Over 10 years industry experience, with 6 years at senior management level gaining experience of strategic management.  Experience of a range of industries within sales and marketing roles such as Publishing, Market Research, Local Government (Corporation of London), Financial Services, Property.  Ability to bring the subject alive with genuine experiences to add value to learning.

What are your hobbies/interests? Spending time with my young family, travel and rugby.

Linsey Plant

Linsey Plant - Teacher of Business

What are your qualifications? CertEd (teaching qualification) – Derby University, BA (Hons) French Studies (French with Law and Literature) – Warwick University, CIPD Level 4 Training and Development qualification

Teaching experience? Experienced teacher (since 2005) of Business at Levels 2,3,4 and 5 (GCSE-HND)

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

17 years’ experience in the private sector as Business Manager and Retail Trainer for a national financial company.  Writing and delivery of professional management training courses to Management Level nationally

What are your hobbies/interests? France, Rugby Union, Cookery, Walking - i am doing the 2016 London Moonwalk for charity

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Student Testimonial...

Studying business at A-level has given me the fundamentals in a wide range of disciplines including accounting, economics and management. It has allowed me to explore real-world business scenarios and apply them into my essay writing, leading to more in-depth evaluation with evidence. The content is taught in a fun and interactive classroom environment, with plenty of group work. It is a thoroughly enjoyable course, providing great opportunities to develop academic and interpersonal skills, whilst allowing a foothold to be gained in the business world.

 

Sufyaan Khan