Business Studies (AS & A level)

Course Summary:

Business Studies at OSFC will teach you the theories behind every successful business and explore companies such as Sky, Vodafone and Tesco. This course will interest budding entrepreneurs as you develop your knowledge of how businesses are organised, structured, financed and operated. You will examine real business situations, making use of a range of information sources and personal research. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of marketing, finance, people in organisations and operations management. You will also have the chance to gain practical experience, helping to set up a real business and working to make a profit for charity.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Chester- Events Management with Tourism
  • Manchester Metropolitan University- Accounting and Finance
  • The University of Chester- Human Resource Management
  • Leeds Beckett University- Accounting and Finance
  • Manchester Metropolitan University- Business Management (Sandwich)

Career destinations:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Actuarial Work
  • Business
  • Marketing

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 5 GCSE, including at least a 4 in both English and Maths.

Assessment Method:

AS Level 1 Year
100% Exam

A Level 2 Years
100% Exam

Business Conference:

Students will also have the chance to take part in an annual Business Conference, held here at the Sixth Form College.

This highly successful conference has been running for 15 years and representatives from some of the most important global and national companies have taken the opportunity to talk to our students, inspiring them to become the entrepreneurs of the future.

Student Case Studies:

Aminah Zaffar

Aminah Zaffar

“I enjoy studying Business as it involves working with others which boosts your confidence and makes you co-operate more. It helps with time-management skills which will be beneficial in the future. Business also involves maths/finance which consists of problem solving which is also very useful. When I leave OSFC I plan to go on to study a combined Business and Law course”