Business Studies AS and A Level Course Overview
The study of AS and A Level Business allows learners to take the first step towards a career in private and public organisations or progress with confidence to a degree in business and management related subjects.
The content areas are:
Business and its environment: AS level covers: enterprise, business structure: size of business: business objectives and stakeholders in a business. A level further develops business structure, size of business and external influences on business activity.
People in organisations: AS level covers: management and leadership: motivation and human resource management. These are all developed at A level which also covers organisational structure and business communication.
Marketing: AS level covers: what is marketing?: market research and the marketing mix. These are all developed at A level which also covers: marketing planning and globalisation and international marketing.
Operations and project management: AS covers: the nature of operations: operations planning: Inventory management and operations planning. These are all developed at A level which also covers: capacity utilisation: lean production and quality management and project management.
Finance and accounting: AS covers the need for business finance: sources of finance: costs: accounting fundamentals: forecasting cash flows and managing working capital. These are all developed at A level which also covers budgets and the contents of published accounts.
Strategic management is a topic only studied at A level and it includes: What is strategic management? Strategic analysis: strategic choice: strategic implementation.
There is a common content for AS level and A level Business Studies, but A level students study additional material to a greater depth.
Candidates beginning this course are not expected to have studied Business previously.
A Level Business provides a suitable foundation for the study of Business or related courses in higher education. Equally, it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in business or management, or as part of a course of general education.
Paying per term:
Starting from September, three payments of £450 for the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms
Monthly payments (UK only):
Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.