What are the main features of this course?
Students are introduced to business through building knowledge of core business concepts and applying them to business contexts. You will be encouraged to use an engaging, critical and thoughtful approach to demonstrate that you understand business behaviour from a range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.
AS students will study
- Theme One: Marketing and People
- Theme Two: Managing Business Activities
A2 students will continue by studying
- Theme Three: Business Decisions and Strategy
- Theme Four: Global Business
Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?
The AS course will involve two exams. Students who take this course into A2 year will take a further three exams.
Who should study this course?
Business Studies compliments any combination of A Level or BTEC courses as whatever career path you take, you’ll almost certainly work at a business! Consider taking this course if you wish to find out more about how business organisations function, and the role they play in our everyday lives. Business studies is especially well suited to students of a quizzical nature who are keen to explore and analyse the world around them. Fans of Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice will enjoy this course. As well as theory based learning, the business department at JCC has strong links to local businesses so there are regular talks, trips and visitors to boost your understanding of the subject in a real life context.
Where can I go next?
Business Studies is considered a strong A Level qualification for most university courses and apprenticeships so your options after College will be broad. Typical degree paths from this course include; Business Management, Marketing and Advertising, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Maths, Computing, Sociology and Psychology. Depending on your post 18 choices, you may find a career as an accountant, business owner or manager, business or IT analyst, sales rep, marketing manager or teacher.
Business classes have a lot of guest speakers in from local businesses, it's been really helpful to step out of my comfort zone and meet new people!