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Business Studies

A Level Business runs over two years and encourages learners to develop an enthusiasm for studying business, whilst gaining a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts. The course aims to develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants. You will have the opportunity to generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues. You will also acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision-making, problem-solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis.

You will study 3 components over two years. The components you will study are: 1) Business opportunities and functions, this includes the following topics: marketing, finance, human resources and operations management. 2) Business analysis and strategy, this includes: data analysis, strategy and implementation, decision-making models and investment appraisal. 3) Business in a changing world, this includes: Change, risk management, PEST factors, international trade, globalisation and the EU.
Exam board: Eduqas

Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.

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What will I learn?

“I had heard a lot of good things about South Devon College and I wanted a change from the school environment to feel part of something bigger and better. I’ve learnt different aspects of business which I will need for the future.”Serena Gardner

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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