You don't have to want to be the next Alan Sugar to study Business. But, Business Studies does allow you to have an insight into the business world which is essential, regardless of your career choice! In addition, you will develop your team working skills, analytical skills, ICT skills, communication skills and decision making skills - all of which make you a more attractive employee when you leave the Academy.
The subject covers six main areas, which include:
During the course you will develop the following skills and aptitudes:
All assessment will take place at the end of Year 11 by two separate examinations - one exam is based on how Operations and Human Resource Management influence a business, the other is based on how Marketing and Finance influence a business. Both papers contain multiple choice, short and extended questions and will assess your ability to apply your knowledge, and analyse and evaluate business theories and concepts.
Business Studies – everything was amended by myself and SCK last year so it's all correct. The only thing to add in, however, is the year-by-year content below.
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The study of Business is highly regarded by colleges, universities and employers. The knowledge and skills you will learn have such breadth they are essential in a wide variety of professions, some of these include: business adviser, data analyst, retail manager, events manager, teacher or social media manager.