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Business Studies

Giving students an understanding of the dynamics of business activity

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The Business Studies class regularly visits local businesses.  Pictured above is a visit to the Marshfield Ice Cream factory.


This course covers a broad range of topics which will help students understand better the world of work as well as the various functions of businesses. The course aims to give students an understanding of the dynamics of business activity. This is rooted in current theory and it reflects the integrated nature of organisations and their decision making processes. Students will learn to make effective use of relevant terminology, and how to apply their business knowledge to many different case studies.

The teaching covers External Environment of the Business; Business Structure, Organisation and Control, Business Behaviour, People in Organisations; Aiding and Controlling Business Activity; Business Change and Business Communication and Marketing.

A level

Although a GCSE in this subject is helpful but not essential, we do hope that all students will have an interest in current affairs. Students will investigate different types of organisations in various business sectors and environments recognising the fact that they face varying degrees of competition; identify business problems; plan appropriate investigations into such problems; promote a holistic understanding of business and enterprise; make justifiable decisions using both qualitative and quantitative methods, taking into account opportunity cost. The course consists of two units at AS - An Introduction to Business and Business Functions and two units at A2, Accounting and Strategic Management.

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact Nicky Davis on 01225 831 238.

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