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Business Studies AS/A2 Entry Requirements No previous knowledge of Business is required but students should be competent in English and Mathematics, preferably with GCSE grades C or above. Course content Business Studies AS aims to help you develop an understanding of business organisations, the market they serve and the process of adding value. You will be considering business behaviour from a variety of perspectives, incorporating the interests of all stakeholders using an investigative, problem-solving and integrated approach. Unit F291 An Introduction to Business - For this unit you will learn about what businesses do, their size and legal structure, and their objectives; and external influences of the market, interest and exchange rates, taxation, technological change and legal, social, cultural, political, environmental, moral and ethical influences. Unit F292 Business Functions - These units deal with the internal functions of business: finance, marketing, production and human resource management. Business Studies A2 builds on the AS course. Students will develop their business knowledge and skills by selecting a business function and studying that area. Students will also investigate a specific industry in preparation for examination. You will investigate strategies used by business and how the wider world impacts on them. How Will I Be Assessed? AS: Year 1 Business Studies AS is assessed through two exams, one of which is based on a pre-issued case study. A2: Year 2 Business Studies A2 is assessed through a further two exams, one of which is based on a pre-issued case study and one specialist unit chosen by students. What Could I Do Next? Business related subjects have been one of the fastest growing and one of the largest areas of qualifications at Higher Education. A Level Business Studies opens up a wide and varied range of opportunities and careers. These could include careers in Advertising, Marketing, Management, Accountancy, Personnel etc. Are There Any Special Expenses? The course may include opportunities to visit businesses in the UK or even abroad. These visits are not compulsory but they provide a very useful experience for students. Many students have commented on how useful the visits have proved to be.

Business Studies AS/A2 Entry Requirements No previous knowledge of Business is required but students should be competent in English and Mathematics, preferably with GCSE grades C or above. Course content Business Studies AS aims to help you develop an understanding of business organisations, the market they serve and the process of adding value. You will be considering business behaviour from a...

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