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Full Time - To be arranged
This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme
A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme
Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
Business is a dynamic, exciting and ever changing subject. It is relevant to all learners as everybody will work in a business or be involved in some capacity throughout their life.
Any student who has an interest in money, has an analytical mind and enjoys areas such as retail, advertising, etc. should find the course enjoyable and expand their knowledge.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including GCSE Maths
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
The Business A level will give you a general introduction to the nature of business, as well as an opportunity to study certain aspects in greater depth and to investigate real businesses such as Apple, Superdry and Coca Cola.
In the AS Level course you will study modules which cover an introduction to business and business functional areas such as Marketing, Accounting, HR, Operations and Economics
The second year of the A Level year covers the more analytical strategic management where you will be expected to make connections between different elements of the whole course with topical business scenarios. Extended writing is expected with a more evaluative thought process needed throughout.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by examination with 4 modules in total. Two AS modules counting towards the overall AS qualification in year one and a further two in the second year counting towards the overall A level. You must pass all 4 modules to achieve the full A Level grade.
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university, particularly business-related courses such as Marketing, Management or HR or those combined with Law or Psychology. Alternatively there are many opportunities in employment especially Modern Apprenticeships.