“Business studies is a very well rounded subject which can be very rewarding” – Tegan T

Course Specification – As and A2 Business Studies

The Business course will help students to understand rules and approaches that can be applied when making business decisions. It covers a variety of approaches, many that will open discussions on which one should be used. Of course there is often lively debate on this! The course also focuses on building and developing skills such as; being analytical, rigorous and critical. There are 3 mandatory units studied across the two years.


For the AS qualification students will complete components 1 and 2, two examination papers at the end of the year.
The complete two year course, will include components 1, 2 and 3. There will be three examination papers at the end of the year.


The units offer an insight into many areas of the business world and a great foundation for study at undergraduate level.
There are very many routes available beyond a qualification in business, either in the world of work for those with an entrepreneurial streak or for those who wish to study at university.


This course suits students with a competent standard of English and Mathematics. Students do not need to have studied Business Studies prior.


Head of Department
Mr Bridge
Supported by
Mrs Isaac

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