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Business Studies

Awarding body: AQA
Specification number: 7132

Entry requirements

GCSE average point score 38
GCSE Maths and Science – minimum grade C

Course content

The following units of study are covered within the courses:

Yr 12

  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve performance – operational , financial and human

Yr 13

  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Strategic methods


Students develop a broad range of skills over the two year course.  Students particularly enjoy applying theory to real life business situations.  This is often delivered through examining case studies and developing short answer questions.

Why Business at Marlborough Science Academy?

Business studies has excellent access to IT facilities.  It has also benefitted significantly by having a number of Business speakers including the CEO of Easyjet running master classes in school. 

Expectations of students

You will be asked to carry out detailed research on relevant topics and you will be required to complete home learning in the form of business reports, essays and presentations. The course is 100% examination and requires skills in analysis.

Career paths

Would you like to run your own business or develop skills to work in advertising, marketing, human resources, accountancy or the legal profession? Would you like to move onto a Degree programme in Business and at University?

Event Management, Apprenticeship, Fashion Merchandise Management, Business with Human Resources.

Event Management at Winchester and Fashion Merchandise Management at Westminster.

How to apply

Mrs N Golds, The Marlborough Science Academy.