There can be few subjects that are as useful to a student in their general life or has the variety of topics that Business Studies offers. Students will study everything from management styles to personal finance and from how to set up your own business to international trade with China! In addition to hopefully gaining a qualification that helps the student get in to university, what they learn will certainly be both practical and beneficial in life!
We welcome students who have studied Business before and those to whom it will be a new subject; it can be quite refreshing to study a completely new subject at A Level. All the theoretical topics that we cover will be related to real businesses and real business situations. With the course covering a broad range of topics it should prepare students for starting up their own business or going into management positions in a larger businesses. They will also have a thorough understanding of personal finances and how international trade operates round the world.
Business has a very wide appeal and can be suitable to a wide range of students!
Profit and loss
Just in time
Total quality management
How to set up a business
Demand and supply
Income and price elasticities
Business objectives and strategy
Decision making techniques
Influences on business decisions
International trade – China, India, USA
Trading Blocs – EU, NAFTA
Global niche markets
Two AS exams on topics from themes 1 and 2 only
Three A2 exams covering all 4 themes
This course is delivered by:
Ms K Hamshaw
Mr P Jones
Mr G Turner