Business - Key Stage 5

At KS5 students can choose to take AQA A Level Applied Business. This is run as a two year course. In Year 12 students will complete 3 units: Unit 1 'Investigating business' is coursework based upon a local business; Unit 2 'People in Business', which is also coursework; and Unit 3 'Financial planning and monitoring', which is an exam based on a pre-seen case study and is taken in January.

In Year 13 students also complete 3 units Unit 8 'Business Planning' and Unit 9 'Marketing Strategy' which are both coursework units. They also study Unit 11 'The marketing environment' which is an exam based unit to be taken in January.

In KS5 students develop their independent learning skills and carry out their own research for their coursework. Students are also taken on many visits to gain information that they need in order to succeed. Students particularly enjoy taking visits to local businesses such as Oakland to see how they operate and to assist them in their coursework.

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel

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