Applied Business Studies in the Sixth Form
"The companies that survive longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul."
Charles Handy, Philosopher
The Applied Business Studies course is a vocational course which means students will be actively involved in their learning. Students will investigate areas such as Human Resources, Business Planning, Marketing and Finance.
Students complete a series of research tasks which together will form a portfolio of work. These tasks involve conducting both primary and secondary research in order to answer a business problem. Students participate in discussions and group work whilst preparing for the examination units.
Business involves considering the world around us and as such, watching the news and current events programmes is very important. On starting the course, students will be given a suggested reading list and list of websites they should be following in order to improve their business knowledge
In the Business and Economics Department, we believe all students should be given the opportunity to develop high level skills and achieve excellent grades to give them the very best foundation for a successful career.