|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||3 September 2019|
|Course code||BUS-AL (1921)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
Ideal for students wanting to pursue a high-flying business career, or to complement other A Level courses. You are expected to learn a number of theoretical business models and to use a wide range of business calculations with confidence. We like our students to be independent, to show initiative and to study independently as they progress through the course.
This course reflects what is happening right now in the world of business, both in the UK and internationally. We expect students to be aware of changes in the business environment and to have a passion for relating their theoretical learning to real businesses currently in the news. It covers a wide range of topics, including finance, human resource management, marketing, operational performance, strategy, culture, technology, ethics and management of change. The pace of learning is rapid and in Year 2 students should be able to bring together all their knowledge to tackle the essay questions and longer case studies in preparation for the exams.
Three two hour written exams at the end of the second year, each worth one third of the marks.
Our 2018 leavers are pursuing a range of Higher Education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities and a number of our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (Accountancy), Capgemini (Degree Apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.
You will undertake additional activities including college enterprise activities such as the Tenner Challenge, employer visits e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, inspirational business speakers and relevant educational visits.
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business, English Literature and Sociology
Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury
Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the skills you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College.
HNC in Business
The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.
This course is linked to roles within the NHS.
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