Business Studies Extended Certificate (1 A level) :
If you chose to complete Business Studies at the Studio School, you will study a balanced breadth of the core principles in Business. The course is varied! During your first year on the course you will Study the core unit which looks into “Exploring Business” which involves looking at setting up businesses and the environment in which business operates in the modern world. You will also look at “Developing a Marketing Campaign” unit and the last core unit which includes studying “Personal and Business Finance”. This leaves one optional unit which can vary each year. Business literally is everywhere, and this course will help you to make sense of the way all the business impacts on the environment you live in!
Students applying must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C grades with English and Maths. As of 2017, this will include at least a grade 4 (old Grade Cs) in English Language OR Literature as well as Maths. A grade ‘C’ in a business related GCSE or level 2 equivalent, would be advantageous but is not essential for starting the level 3 course. Upon gaining an interview at the Studio School, you are likely to be interviewed by a creative-specialist Tutor; however, you would be expected to explain why you are interested in Business Studies.
Using the Studio School’s business and enterprise spaces, you will be assessed by your Tutors in the following ways: Presentations to different audiences, your peers, tutors and external visitors; Observations in debate challenges; written reports and investigations; the design, content and layout of official business promotional materials, and the completion of business plans. The course assessment structure is as follows:
Personalised Pathways: Of the above, 100% of students entered for the Subsidiary Diploma achieved the subsidiary diploma.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Business department’s core resources are:
Thanks to an open plan office style environment, the Studio School is quite literary designed from the ground up to promote collaboration between students. This enables learning to take place not just in lessons but at any time, anywhere. Students share ideas for upcoming projects and provide feedback on current projects. This type of social interaction is such an important skill and something few environments can offer. It’s not just about #CreateYourself, but #ShareLearnImprove.
In Business Studies you are encouraged to realise quite quickly that Business is everywhere! This doesn’t just come from the application of knowledge around the economy, business structures, marketing and communication which you study in your assignments, but by being introduced to Creative business men and women who ‘walk the walk’ within the local economy of Kirklees. Here’s how:
Personalised Pathways: Of the above, the Business department supported 93% of students towards the Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level) and 7% towards the Certificate (1 year - AS Level).
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:HND/Degree in Business, Business, Marketing, Politics, Finance, Economics, Accountancy, Law and Management or a related subject at University / Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Accountancy, Banking and Finance / Self-employment / Career within Human Resource Management / Career within Marketing / Career within Retail Management to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.