The family of business subjects is one of the fastest rising groups in schools and colleges.
This reflects the increasing importance of business-related skills in the UK and beyond. If countries are to compete effectively in a global market, they need to develop a new generation of business-literate students. There is a huge demand for employees who are skilled in accounting, economics and business as a whole and we live in a society where entrepreneurial skills, in particular, are valued and rewarded.
Whether you want to start your own business, become a bank manager or apply your skills and knowledge to an existing enterprise, there is no doubt that a firm grounding in a range of business skills can make all the difference.
How do you choose between Accounting, Economics and Business Studies? Much will depend on your aptitudes and aspirations. There are clear career paths for accountants and our Accounting courses will set you on the right path for success in that field. Economics combines academic rigour with a broad relevance not just to the world of business but to a range of social and political questions. Business Studies includes elements of accounting and economics but focuses on the practicalities of commercial life, especially in the context of starting and running your own business.
All of our business courses will help you make yourself more marketable and successful in the world of business and beyond. The choice of possible careers is almost unlimited but includes accountancy, marketing, economic forecasting, banking, financial services, property, media, etc, etc
The AS course prepares candidates for the AQA Business Studies AS level syllabus 1131. Most candidates will then study the Business Studies A2 syllabus 2131. The full Business Studies A level qualification comprises AS and A2. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the one best suited to distance learning.
The AS Economics course prepares candidates for the AQA Economics AS level syllabus 1141, examined in 2015 and later years. The full A Level qualification comprises both AS and A2 components and most candidates will also study the A2 syllabus 2141. Oxford Open Learning has selected this syllabus as the one best suited to the needs of home learners.
This course prepares candidates for the AQA Law A level syllabus 2160 for examination in 2015 and later years. Most candidates will start with the AS specification 1161 and then study the A2 syllabus 2161.The full A level qualification comprises AS and A2. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to distance learning.