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Level 3 Programme: A Level and BTEC Courses
Business Studies
AS/A Level
The  rst year of the 2 year linear A level and the standalone AS course are identical. In this  rst year you will study the key areas that businesses need to consider, e.g. marketing, accounts, operations management, people, objectives and strategy, as well as the many external factors affecting business. In addition, you will learn the principles behind each part of a business and look at companies and products that you know.
In year 2 of the linear A level, the emphasis changes. Building on the  rst year, you will use analytical and evaluative techniques to develop business strategy. You will also learn about how businesses operate in a dynamic and changing world.
Additional Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in English and Maths. No previous knowledge of Business Studies is required.
Assessment
Written exams.
Chemistry
AS/A Level
Building upon your GCSE Science, your understanding of quantitative chemistry, structures and patterns of reactions will be developed during your  rst year.
In the second year more challenging areas of the subject will be considered. Excellent laboratories, computer facilities and equipment will enable you to become pro cient at qualitative and quantitative analysis and you will learn to synthesise organic compounds. You
will use data logging techniques and computer simulations to follow chemical reactions.
Students have attended Chemistry lectures in London as well as
visiting the Chemistry department at Oxford University. They have also competed in both the Chemistry Olympiad and Chemistry Challenge, run by Cambridge University.
Additional Entry Requirements
BB in Science and Additional Science or grade B in Chemistry plus a grade 6 in Maths. All applicants will be looked at on an individual basis.
Assessment
100 % written exams. For the AS there are two exams each with 50% weighting. For the A level there are 3 exams at the end of the second year, with a separate practical grade also awarded in the second year.
Further course information can be found at: www.godalming.ac.uk
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