The Business Education Team at Queen Mary’s College is made up of teachers who bring their knowledge of employment to the classroom to enhance your understanding of major topical issues and the ways in which businesses respond.
Businesses operate in a competitive, dynamic environment. QMC has links with several businesses in the local area and organises useful visits and trips to help you understand the world of work.
Every day you will come into contact with the business world, for example, when buying your lunch or working part-time. Business Studies will help you understand this world by looking at how businesses are created, develop, grow, survive crises and perhaps eventually decline. It focuses on people whose skills affect this process and uses theory to analyse the cause and effects of different management approaches
This course will appeal to students wishing to study how business works in depth and provides the opportunity to gain understanding of key strategies which enable companies to succeed.
Through taught topics and submitted assignments, learners gain an insight into marketing, finance, human resources and entrepreneurial skills and are encouraged to apply their knowledge when examining a wide range of current case studies.
6 GCSE passes at (grade 5) or above, including Maths and English.
The course allows access to a range of Business based university courses and is appropriate preparation for level 4 Apprenticeships.
100% examination. Three papers, each of 2 hours, including a case study.
You will need a file to keep notes and a memory stick to keep copies of your work electronically.
During the first year students are introduced to different aspects of business and are also shown the best way of learning:
Our Head of Department, Jason Yeomans will be happy to help.