Business is a dynamic, fast-moving subject based in the real world. You will learn about how businesses operate and discover that Business is always in the news. There is always something going on directly related to what you will study at A Level, from mergers and takeovers to ethical concerns about supply chains or executive pay.
You will discover how to market a product successfully depending on the target audience and you will learn to analyse the strategies employed by businesses such as Starbucks and SuperDry for success.
You will also find out how to motivate people, and look at different ways of leading organisations. You will discover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
Business will also equip you with the skills you need to progress to work or University. You will learn how to apply theory to factual situations, how to analyse problems and arrive at solutions, and how to evaluate Business Studies methods and strategies.
Business at Loreto is an outstanding department. We place a big emphasis on engaging lessons as well as academic rigour. Our subject is topical, challenging, exciting and enjoyable.
Business Opportunities and Functions you will study the fundamentals of business including finance, business structures, operations management, people and marketing.
Business Analysis and Strategy looks at how organisations make decisions, forecast sales, analyse performance and decide on strategy.
Business in a Changing World examines external influences on business whether political, economic, social or technological as well as looking at risk.
If you are interested in the world of business and finance, then studying Business might just be the answer! Business is a course which provides the opportunity for you to develop a wide range of business related knowledge and skills.
Business will open your eyes to a wide range of job opportunities ranging from finance to marketing to management, whether you undertake a course at university or go straight into the work environment. Options you might consider at the end of the course could be:
There is no need to have studied Business at GCSE to study A Level at Loreto College.
If you decide to carry on to complete A Level Business, you will be studying two further modules, building on your AS knowledge whilst developing your skills in analysis and evaluation. You will start the course by studying BS3 Business Decision Making, examining the impact of external influences such legislation, politics and international events on businesses. BS4 Business Strategy and Practice is the second module of A2 study and includes looking at how successful decisions are made, analysis of markets and evaluation of business strategy. Both modules are examined in June. There is no coursework in any part of the AS or A2 Business course.