Why choose Business Studies?
At Barts we offer both GCSE, AS and A level Business Studies, with the A level course proving to be one of our most popular courses each year. Our tutor is extremely knowledgeable and covers the course at a fairly swift pace, allowing time for students to practise a vast number of past papers and hone their exam technique, thereby achieving consistently high grades.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in students applying to Business and Management courses at university. These students have all shared how well prepared they felt having completed A level Business Studies at Barts. Post-university, many students have gone on to careers in accounting, management, human resources, banking and finance and we are proud that Barts has played a key part in their journey.
What will you study during A level Business Studies?
Studying A level Business Studies (AQA), you will cover topics such as:
- What is business?
- Managers, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve operational performance
- Decision making to improve financial performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- Strategic operations and how to manage strategic change
What will you study during GCSE Business Studies?
In GCSE (Edexcel IGCSE) Business Studies, you will explore, investigate and analyse both small and large businesses. Learning how changing environments can affect business success. Understanding how having clear business objectives will make a positive impact, as well understanding the structure of organisations and the importance of clearly defined roles, relationships and management. In addition, you will explore marketing and operations, as well as accounting and financial information, including how such information can and should guide decision making.
What skills will you develop through your Business Studies course?
Through studying Business, you’ll develop strong analytical and problem solving skills, becoming able to evaluate a range of data (both quantitative and non-quantitative) and learn how to make decisions and respond to stakeholders using such information. Not only are such skills valuable to learn on an academic level, they can prove invaluable for students on a personal level too. Whether that is learning how to manage their own personal finances, knowing which stocks and shares to invest in and becoming confident to do so, or perhaps starting up their own business. A number of our past and current students, both GCSE and A level, are running successful online companies, using skills they have learnt during their Business Studies course.
Try a taster lesson
If the above is sounding appealing but you are not sure if it is the right course for you, please do get in touch. We would be happy to arrange a taster lesson for you to meet with our tutor and have a trial lesson, to discuss the syllabus and whether it will be a good fit for you. Please be aware that, due the popularity of this course, spaces can fill up quickly.