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SUBJECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including Maths and English. Preferably one B in either subject.

 

IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR ME?

No prior study or knowledge of the subject is required –however, you might have taken GCSE Business and enjoyed this experience. You need to be resourceful and have ideas and you need to have an interest in how individuals and businesses make a profit, and make losses!

 

WHAT WILL I STUDY ON THIS COURSE?

• The way in which businesses (profit–making, non–commercial and charitable organisations) operate and run
• The economic, social and legal background to organisations
• How businesses produce and market their products, and how they respond to competition
• How businesses finance their operations, organise, motivate and reward their staff.

 

WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH WE WILL STUDY?

• Lessons – supplemented by independent reading and research using resources including text books, newspapers and the Internet. Teaching, assessment and outcomes rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in last 2 inspections.
• The course is based on contemporary case studies where students will have to apply their knowledge and understanding to practical business problems
• A variety of classroom activities such as role–play, simulations, creation of share portfolios and competitions.
• Visits to local businesses; including Trevenna and Finesterre, Universities in London and conferences in Bristol. We have won or finished runners up at the Plymouth University Regional Business Competition for the past three years. Links and visits with local businesses have expanded and we also receive guest speakers, including Self Employed Business Owners, Specialist Professors and Chief Examiners.

 

WHAT IS THE METHOD OF ASSESSMENT?

WHEN WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There are two written papers at the end of the AS year which can be certificated.   The full A level is awarded after two further written papers in the second year where the aggregate marks lead to the A level grade.

 

WHAT NEXT?

Business Studies students often go on to a wide range of degree courses including Business, Management and related subjects available at universities or directly into employment and training.

 

COURSE DETAILS

Examination Board:

AQA  Course No. 2130
Year 12 for AS level
Module 1 - Planning and financing a business
Module 2 - Managing a business
Year 13 for A level
Module 3 - Strategies for success
Module 4 - The Business Environment and Managing Change


RESULTS

2012 100% A-D pass rate with 100% gaining A-B grades

2013100% A-D pass rate with 88% gaining A-C grades

OFSTED Report Liskeard School 2011

“In the best lessons observed, such as a Year 12 Business Studies Class, a mixture of well planned activities skilfully led by the teacher led to good progress”

OFSTED Report Liskeard School 2013

“Recent A level results were significantly above the national average overall, and were particularly strong in Business Studies.”

 

WHO TO CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr S GRAY

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Contact

Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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