Examination Board: AQA

“Business lessons are always different. You learn something new each time, valuable things about businesses and the outside world. It is very enjoyable”

What topics are covered?

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Operations Strategies
  • Human Resource Strategies
  • Financial Strategies and Accounts
  • Corporate Aims and Objectives
  • Managing Change
  • The Business Environment

Why study Business at SGS?

  • Consistently impressive examination results.
  • 149 students have studied Business at A2 level since 2001 and over 70% of them have achieved A*, A or B grades.
  • Enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable teaching staff.
  • Teaching staff with extensive AQA examining experience.
  • A very popular department.
  • Lessons are interesting and enjoyable.
  • Whatever you do in your professional life, it will involve some ‘business’.
  • Business Studies is a real, relevant and valuable subject.
  • You may wish to start your own business one day.
  • You want to study a completely different subject.
  • You want to broaden your learning and keep your future options open.
  • It combines very well with many other subjects.
  • It can be studied in isolation or alongside almost all other subjects at most universities.
  • Choosing Business Studies may open up a whole new world of education and career possibilities that you did not even know existed.

What skills will I gain from studying Business ?

  • You will develop analytical, evaluative, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • An ability to apply your theoretical understanding to real business scenarios and problems.

What career paths would Business be suitable for?

  • Management
  • Marketing/Advertising Executive
  • Running your own business
  • Banker
  • Buyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Retail Management
  • Sales Executive
  • Law
  • Accountancy
  • Teacher/Lecturer

What trips are available?

  • Toyota Car Factory
  • Morgan Car Factory
  • We regularly attend various conferences.
  • We have had various guest speakers at school.

Do I need to have studied Business at GCSE?

No. The course is perfectly accessible to students with no formal business knowledge and understanding.

Can I study Business and Economics at A level?

Yes, Economics and Business are treated as separate A-level subjects by most universities.