THE SKILLS TO SUCCEED – THE CONFIDENCE TO PROGRESS



I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA Honours Degree in Business Studies. After graduation I spent time working in a variety of industries and it was whilst coaching football in the USA that I discovered my enjoyment in working with children. I joined Shireland in September 2000 and have fulfilled in a wide range of roles during that time. Currently I manage the Business and ICT faculty and I am the Careers Leader in the Academy.

WHAT IS COVERED IN:

Choosing Business Studies A Level will help you develop a very strong skillset to enable progression. You will develop an awareness of the world around you. Considering how volatile the economy has been in recent years, you might be interested in developing a good understanding of how the effects of certain actions can be felt globally. Studying business can help to satisfy your curiosity for the world around you. 

A level Business will support university progression by providing you the background knowledge that you’ll need and the best possible chance of success. The subject also promotes independent learning and essay writing skills which are invaluable for university study.

Starting your own business empire. If you dream of becoming the next Lord Alan Sugar with your very own business empire, then the study of business can help you to develop the fundamental skills that you’ll need to succeed. 

The A Level specification that you will follow has recently been developed to support a range of student interests, learning styles and aspirations for progression. 

The specification has been developed in consultation with the teaching community, higher education, learned societies and subject associations. Universities have helped development by advising on how to support progression to undergraduate level. 

Key skills that will be developed to support progression are: 

  • Application of business concepts and theories to a range of real-world contexts.
  • A holistic understanding of business.
  • Application of quantitative skills
  • The ability to sustain business arguments.

Studying A Level Business Studies at Shireland Sixth form means you’ll be taught by experienced, dedicated staff with a true passion for the subject. All staff delivering the course have relevant industrial experience which adds to their ability to deliver the subject in an engaging manner. 

Choosing Business Studies A Level will help you develop a very strong skillset to enable progression. You will develop an awareness of the world around you. Considering how volatile the economy has been in recent years, you might be interested in developing a good understanding of how the effects of certain actions can be felt globally. Studying business can help to satisfy your curiosity for the world around you. 

A level Business will support university progression by providing you the background knowledge that you’ll need and the best possible chance of success. The subject also promotes independent learning and essay writing skills which are invaluable for university study.

Starting your own business empire. If you dream of becoming the next Lord Alan Sugar with your very own business empire, then the study of business can help you to develop the fundamental skills that you’ll need to succeed. 

The A Level specification that you will follow has recently been developed to support a range of student interests, learning styles and aspirations for progression. 

The specification has been developed in consultation with the teaching community, higher education, learned societies and subject associations. Universities have helped development by advising on how to support progression to undergraduate level. 

Key skills that will be developed to support progression are: 

  • Application of business concepts and theories to a range of real-world contexts.
  • A holistic understanding of business.
  • Application of quantitative skills
  • The ability to sustain business arguments.

Studying A Level Business Studies at Shireland Sixth form means you’ll be taught by experienced, dedicated staff with a true passion for the subject. All staff delivering the course have relevant industrial experience which adds to their ability to deliver the subject in an engaging manner. 

Business graduates are highly employable due to the nature of the real life skills and knowledge developed.

The range of career choices considerably widens through gaining a business qualification. You might consider working in marketing, human resources or management. Studying business can also lead to careers in almost any sector of industry, from banking to fashion, every company needs business minded individuals.

The course consists of four Themes

Theme 1: Marketing and people
Meeting customer needs, the market, marketing mix and strategy, managing people, entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2: Managing business activities
Raising finance, financial planning, managing finance, resource management and external influences

Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy
Business objectives and strategy, business growth, decision-making techniques, influences on business decisions, assessing competitiveness and managing change

Theme 4: Global business
Globalisation, global markets and business expansion, global marketing and global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

In Year 13 you will complete 3 externally assessed examination papers