The aim of the Business Department is to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant and topical in today’s society; these will include: marketing, production, accounts, globalisation, leadership and decision-making. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions. Students will develop critical thinking skills and inquiring attitudes. These skills are needed for further study and employment.
Business Studies is an extremely popular subject which students may choose to go on and study at university. We offer the EDQUAS course which focuses on:
Year 1: Business Opportunities and Functions; Enterprise, business plans, markets, market research, business structure, business location, finance, business revenue and costs
Year 2: Business Analysis and Strategy, Business in a Changing World; Data analysis, market analysis, sales forecasting, analysing performance, aims and objectives, strategy and implementation, decision-making models, investment appraisal, change, risk management, PEST factors, ethical, legal and environmental factors, international trade, globalisation, The European Union.
A Level Business Studies is assessed by three two-hour and fifteen minute written examinations at the end of the course:
Section A – compulsory short-answer questions
Section B – compulsory data response questions
Compulsory data response and structured questions.
Section A – compulsory questions based on a case study
Section B – one synoptic essay from a choice of three
At Immanuel College groups are small and lessons are often tailored to the needs of individual students. Lesson delivery includes: individual and group presentations; group work; discussions, individual research; independent study, essay analysis and essay writing.
The A Level Business Studies course is an excellent foundation for future professional careers and higher education courses in Business, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Banking, Accountancy, Law and Insurance. Students may choose to focus on a Joint Honours degree such as Business and Law.
Extra-curricular activities for Business Studies may include: visits to large business organisations; guest speakers; business competitions; visits to examination board workshop sessions.