Business Studies

Examination Board: OCR

Head of Department: Mr Andy Simms

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Business Studies


Why Study Business Studies?

This subject is of general interest and useful for whatever career path you are going to follow, whether in employment or running your own business. You will develop the necessary knowledge and understanding of the local, national and international environment and the decision-making processes of business. Business Studies is ideal preparation for those students wishing to pursue further study in the field of Business and/or Management, either as a main subject in its own right or in combination with other subjects.


You should be competent and comfortable dealing with simple mathematical calculations and the interpretation of numbers and percentages. You should possess, or be willing to develop, strong analysis and evaluation skills plus an interest in business.


Course Details – Exam Board: AQA

The A level is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course. Examination papers use a variety of assessment styles including multiple choice, short answer, data response, essay and case studies so that students feel more confident and engage with the questions.  Real life case studies will be used wherever possible to make it easier for students to relate to and apply their knowledge and skills developed throughout the course. 


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Standard Marling School Sixth Form and Stroud High School Sixth Form entry requirements.





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