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 Head of Department : Mr Butler - P.BUTLER@LARKMEAD.VALE-ACADEMY.ORG

Key Stage 4  

While studying the units of this course students are likely to learn a lot of new things. They will be introduced to the world of small businesses and will look at what makes someone a successful business person. Students will find out how to develop an idea and spot an opportunity, and turn that into a successful business. They will understand how to make a business effective and manage money well. Students will also see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved

This course is both active and enjoyable. Students need to be good at communicating and explaining their ideas, and not afraid of learning new things and working with numbers to solve business problems. Students will learn how to be a creative thinker and how to make decisions. What’s more, they will also learn about the world of business through research and investigation, as well as through practical tasks.

Key Stage 5

What will my child learn in Business Studies A-Level?

Business Studies is a dynamic subject of great relevance in modern society.  If you have a lively interest in the business world and enjoy reading newspapers and journals and keeping up with current affairs then this subject will give you plenty of satisfaction.

The course involves the study of organisations within their legal, political, economic, social and technological contexts.  It looks at the business world from a range of different perspectives such as: consumer, shareholder, employee and manager views.

The syllabus includes marketing, accountancy and finance, people and operations management.  Other topics include external influences, objectives and strategy.  Assessment is via examinations.

A variety of methods will be used to help you develop an imaginative approach to problem-solving, for example case studies and role play.  The course involves independent study and contributions to discussions and presentations.

You should read newspapers and journals and gain current ideas and information from TV and radio.  The course will be teacher-led but you are expected to study independently.