What's covered?

This is the right subject for you if you want to learn about how business functions, their role in the wider society and links to political and international issues, such as workforce migration, globalisation, marketing and financial performance. The specification and assessment will encourage you to follow business developments and think critically about contemporary business issues.

You will learn about decision making to improve marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance. You will analyse the strategic position of a business, choose a strategic direction and discuss how to pursue and manage strategic change. Real life case studies, video clips and group work are used to add variety to classwork and make it easier for you to apply your knowledge and skills.

What do you need?

You must have a minimum of five grades 9-4 (equivalent to A--C), including English and Maths at grade 4.

How you are assessed

You will sit three papers for this subject. Question papers use a variety of assessment styles, including multiple choice, short answer, data response, essay and case studies. You will be required to demonstrate good numeracy skills across all papers.

How Long?

2 Years

What course next?

Business studies offers an excellent basis for taking university courses such as business, accountancy, finance and management or direct entry into the employment market.

What could this lead to?

A2 Course and then further study or employment

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