Studying business at GCSE can be useful for anyone. We are all influenced by businesses every day.
All of us work for organisations or know people who run their own companies and GCSE Business will help you understand what is going on. Above all else though, choose GCSE business if the actions that businesses take interests you. The study of business also requires you to be competent in numeracy as there are a lot of financial calculations.
From Google to Topshop, Virgin to Facebook, the actions of businesses around the world affect us all. By analysing how and why businesses are successful the Business A Level equips you with the skills and knowledge to understand organisations’ marketing and finance.
You will also gain insight into how they motivate staff; manage major projects, operate in the economy and adapt to the dynamic business environment.
An interest in current business affairs is essential, but no specific GCSE subjects are required to gain access to this course. This course provides you with a foundation for studying Business in higher education. It is also suitable if you wish to pursue a Level 4 apprenticeship, or use your learned skills directly in the workplace.
In the first year you will cover Business Opportunities and Functions and in the second year Business Analysis and Strategy and Business in a Changing World. Assessment is by three 2 hour 30 minute examinations on each component at the end of the second year.