A Level Business
A level Business is designed to provide students with a critical understanding of how a business functions internally and within a dynamic external environment. Candidates are encouraged to acquire a range of important and transferable skills:
- Data skills – manipulating data and interpreting results
- Analysing evidence and making justified recommendations/judgements on the results
- Planning work, conducting research and solving problems using appropriate business tools and methods
- Challenging their own assumptions
All the above skills are, of course, a requirement of virtually any subject likely to be undertaken in Higher Education, which makes this a valuable adjunct to studying for any future career – to say nothing of the fact that almost everybody will spend their working lives in one form of organisation or another, and it makes sense to understand how organisations work.
What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?
A level Business is a versatile subject which combines particularly well with the other business subjects and with Law, Mathematics and Modern Languages – and, of course, it suits those who see themselves as future entrepreneurs. Students opting to embark on this course need not necessarily have any previous knowledge of the subject, but should have an interest in current affairs and be numerate.
A level Business Studies Year 1
By John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. 3rd Edition
A level Business Studies Year 2
By John Wolinski and Gwen Coates. 3rd Edition
An Integrated Approach to Business Studies,
By Jewell, B Longman
NB: Students will find it very valuable to keep up with current business affairs. The best way is to listen to/watch the news, read the business sections of a broadsheet newspaper.
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