Business Studies

Business Studies

Business Studies

Every day you will come into contact with the business world, for example, when buying your lunch or working part-time. No matter which Business Studies course you choose, you will learn to understand this world by looking at how businesses are created, develop, grow, survive crises and perhaps eventually decline. Queen Mary’s College offers Business Studies A Level and Business Studies (Vocational).

The Business and Legal Studies Team at Queen Mary’s College is made up of teachers who bring their knowledge of employment to the classroom. This will enhance your understanding of major topical issues and the ways in which businesses respond.

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A teacher helping two students in a Business Class at Queen Mary's College.
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Which course should I pick?

The Business A Level course provides and focuses on theoretical depth and academic rigor, offering a well-rounded understanding through engaging topics and assignments. The course aims to equip students with a holistic view of business dynamics, offering insights into major topical issues. Business A Level is 100% examination-based.

In the Business Vocational Course, students gain both knowledge and practical skills essential for success in the business world.  This course has a particular emphasis on practical and vocational skills and is assessed by a 40% coursework and 60% examination split.

Regardless of which Business Studies course you choose to take, both the Business A Level and Business Studies Vocational Course provide comprehensive insights into the dynamic world of business, covering topics such as marketing, finance, human resources, and entrepreneurial skills. Both Business Studies courses present unique advantages to suit your strengths and preferences.

TEACHING METHODS

Whilst studying Business Studies at QMC, students will experience and be immersed in various different teaching approaches to maximise effective learning which includes:

  • Low level homework – leading to engaging activity based lessons.
  • Comprehensive note taking – improve fundamental understanding & building future revision materials.
  • Current case studies – applying learnt theory to businesses in the news.
  • Class based discussion – students are encouraged to challenge preconceptions in business and offer alternative viewpoints.
  • Extra-curricular enrichment activities

Where can Business Studies take me?

Both courses provide opportunities to progress on to a range of Business based university courses or Level 4 Apprenticeships.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

QMC has links with several businesses and law firms in the local area and organises useful visits and trips to help you understand the world of work in these areas.  Students will have the opportunity to get involved in fundraising/college charity. In addition, QMC offers a wide range of enrichments to supplement and further students’ learning. Enrichments which complement Business Studies include Volunteering, Esports Escapism, Public Speaking and more.

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Business Studies Course

 

Any questions?

Our Head of Department, Jordan Renault will be happy to help.

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