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Business Studies (A-level)

Aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of business operations, this course will help you appreciate how and why business decisions are made and how they affect a variety of people - both within the business and externally. You will study internal business function areas such as finance, marketing, production and human resources, as well as external factors such as law, economics and politics.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/business-studies-a-level
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Course Information for Students

Aimed at anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of business operations, this course will help you appreciate how and why business decisions are made and how they affect a variety of people – both within the business and externally.

You will study internal business function areas such as finance, marketing, production and human resources, as well as external factors such as law, economics and politics.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

A GCSE in Business Studies is not a pre-requisite. However, if you have studied it, a grade 5 is required. 

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

There are four themes:

  • Theme 1: Marketing and People
  • Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
  • Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy
  • Theme 4: Global Business

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

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There are three exam papers that will assess the content of all four themes.  There is no coursework content assessment. 

Further Study

This A-level subject is accepted as an entrance qualification for a wide variety of courses in higher education, especially in Business Studies, Banking, Accountancy, Finance and Production Management. 

Careers

The knowledge and experience of business organisations you develop through this course will be invaluable for future employment in a wide range of settings.  You could consider roles such as business manager, purchasing manager, customer service manager, sales accounts manager and importer/exporter – or you could eventually move on to a teaching career.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Management Consultants and Business Analysts

£34659

Management Consultants and Business Analysts

Business and Related Associate Professionals n.e.c.

£23809

Business and Related Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Business Sales Executives

£33722

Business Sales Executives

Business and Financial Project Management Professionals

£43472

Business and Financial Project Management Professionals

Marketing Associate Professionals

£24897

Marketing Associate Professionals

Business and Related Research Professionals

£30479

Business and Related Research Professionals

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals n.e.c.

£39277

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals n.e.c.

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm