Business Studies lifts the lid on business organisations and investigates what makes them tick. Functions such as marketing, human resources, product development and finance all have to work closely together in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the business. As well as what goes on inside the business, you will also look at influences outside of the business that affect it. Learning the theories is one thing, but it is relating these to the real world that really makes a difference to your studies and our wide range of trips and visits will certainly help to do that!
The First Year:
In your first year, you will get a thorough grounding in what it takes to set up and run a business, the types of business organisations there are and learn about marketing and production. Following this, you will then look at the financial aspects of business, along with the human and operational areas.
The Second Year:
The second year of the course considers a broader overview of business strategies, economic influences on the business, and how the different parts of the business react to these issues, as well as learning tools to analyse and judge the success of a business.
Business students find that there are a huge range of opportunities for them, whether this is through a traditional university route, where you may want to specialise in a particular area of business, or through an apprenticeship route (with a company like BAE Systems). You might consider employment, or even developing that fantastic idea you had in the first term of your studies!
At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in GCSE Maths and English Language
Economics, Accounting, Modern Foreign Language, Sport, Sociology, Psychology, English, Drama & Theatre Studies and Media Studies.