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Business Studies

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Business is a dynamic subject in which students will learn about the diverse nature of business enterprise and the interdependence of component parts of the business world. They will explore business success and failure, local, national and global markets, and how businesses adapt and respond strategically to changing environments. This constant evolutionary process makes business a fascinating subject.


The course is 100% examination and is assessed through three exam papers at the end of Year 13.


5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and English. Students do not have to have studied Business Studies before. However, if students taken the subject at GCSE, they must have achieved at least a C grade.

WHY STUDY business?

Business is a highly respected qualification, valued by universities and employers. Whether you see yourself as part of a multi-national successful business, or the next Richard Branson – Business Studies can help. Students will also learn valuable, transferable skills such as identifying and solving problems, team work and planning.

Further Information

The teaching is by well qualified staff and will include formal lesson, discussions, tutorials and visits. The course looks at the background to business and the factors involved in running a business. Students will be provided with revision resources and homework will include reading, research, short answer exercises and essays.

This is our academic business qualification which is suitable for those seeking to take a university course. Students who are following a vocational pathway may find it more suitable to take our BTEC Business qualification.