Studying Business Studies at Sandhurst School provides you with an inside look into the business world that we all come into contact with every day. As consumers we are all affected by businesses, from AS Level a business studies student you will learn how a business works and what drives them to make the decisions that they do. You will learn what skills and qualities some of the most successful business owners in the world have demonstrated to achieve the success they have had. We also look at current events in the business world. Why has Netflix become so popular in the last 5 years? Why do our shops hold “Black Friday” sales just before Christmas? What led Facebook to purchase Whatsapp messenger for $19 billion? How are singers like Adele and Beyonce able to become global superstars that sell millions of albums and concert tickets worldwide? As a business student these are some of the topical business issues that you will gain a greater understanding of throughout your study at Sandhurst School.
GCSE Business Studies
Exam Board- Edexcell
Year 10- Unit 1- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Spotting a business opportunity, putting a business idea into practice, making the business effective, Understanding external influences.
Year 11- Unit 2- Growing the Business, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Human Resources
BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise
– Exploring Enterprises
– Planning for and pitching an enterprise activity
– Promotion and finance for enterprise
A Level Business Studies
Exam Board- AQA
Year 12- What is business?, managers, leadership and decision making, marketing performance, operational performance, financial performance, human resource performance.
Year 13- Analysing the strategic position of a business, choosing a strategic direction, how to pursue strategies, managing strategic change.