Saint George’s offers two Business-related tracks for students to choose at Sixth Form.
For students wanting to know what business is, the importance of managers, leadership and decision making as well as how to improve marketing, operational, financial and human resource performance, and how to analyse strategic direction and manage change, we offer AQA’s A Level in Business.
The course is broken down into ten topics of study over the two years. At AS level students study topics 1-6 and 7-10 at A2. There are 3 exams at the end of Year 13; all are externally assessed.
For students interested in actually working in the Business and Finance sector, we offer the IFS Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies in year 12. Students are encouraged to become responsible borrowers, sensible savers, and have an appreciation of the need for financial planning throughout their life. It is equivalent to half an A Level. The course has two units – they are both externally assessed. It offers a maximum 70 UCAS points which can contribute to your university entry.
The skills and knowledge developed in the Certificate can be extended by taking two further units to form the Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies in year 13.
Information Sheets on both courses are available at the Sixth Form Info. Eve.