business studies

Sixth Form



The aim of the Business Studies A Level course is to give students the skills and ability to launch their own business. Students will learn how a business operates and organizes itself. Students will also study how a business plans and makes decisions. Ultimately the aim is for students to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set whereby they can identify business opportunities and develop plans and implement procedures to turn those ideas into a successful reality. The following vital skills are also developed; how to assemble data and assess it; how to investigate facts; how to put over your point of view; and how to work as a team to achieve results.


Why is it a useful qualification?

Students with A level Business Studies have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. You learn and use a variety of transferable skills throughout the course. These include the important business skills of decision making and planning. You can start a career in business armed with an excellent knowledge of how businesses operate. In
particular, you will have a head start in careers within accountancy, marketing and human resources. Business Studies combines well with a range of social science, humanities and mathematics subjects to lead to university subjects in such areas as business, economics, law and accountancy.



Mr Nathan De Garis

Head of Business Department

Nathan holds a Joint Honours Degree from University of Kent where he read Business Studies and Applied Social Sciences.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Christ Church College.  Nathan originally completed a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education at Christ Church College and was set on a course for college and university lecturing.  However he converted to a Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) to teach in the secondary schools sector and has done so now for some 17 years.  


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