Immanuel College

Business Studies

The Business Department at Immanuel College encourages students to develop real life skills through demonstrating an understanding of the interrelated nature of business, using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues. This will enable them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and apply theory to business situations.

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:

Paper 1:
Section A – compulsory short-answer questions
Section B – compulsory data response questions

Paper 2:
Compulsory data response and structured questions.

Paper 3:
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.