Business Studies

The Business Studies course, which follows a WJEC specification, is exclusive to the Sixth Form, so previous study is not necessary.

A Level Business Studies at Truro School, Cornwall, Southwest

AS Level Business Studies

The As Level course begins by looking at starting a business, but also involves analysing the effectiveness of existing businesses. Students will explore subjects such as how the founders of YouTube managed to create a business worth over £800 million in less than two years, and the nationalisation of the banks.

A2 Level Business Studies

At A2 Level, we look at the broader business environment such as the economy, social trends and technology. A2 very much follows on from the first year, aiding students in building their knowledge of competition, profit and market structures, as well as unemployment, inflation and economic development.

All of the ideas and theories that we study are accompanied by real-world case studies, and as such Business Studies is a very applied subject. We also host speakers with business experience, and visit some local firms and national conferences. Both years are assessed by written examinations at the end of the year, which will challenge students on their knowledge and understanding of the world of business.


Business Studies

Business Studies

Young Enterprise students secure numerous awards

Truro School’s young entrepreneurs are celebrating having received a number of awards at the Young Enterprise Cornwall...
Business Studies

Students Excel in Tenner Challenge

63 budding entrepreneurs from throughout the whole school have set up 24 businesses as part of the Young Enterprise initiative, the Tenner...
Business Studies

Young Enterprise Companies Compete to be Best in the South-West

The two most successful, profit making Young Enterprise companies in Truro Schools history have had a busy few weeks.   On Friday 4 March both companies showcased their businesses at Falmouth Maritime Museums Business breakfast with some of Falmouth and Truro’s most well esteemed businessmen and women in attendance. This was a great success for...
Business Studies

Business Studies Students Learn from the Best

On Wednesday 16 March, Brian Harvey (Partner) and Adam Keogh (Manager) from Francis Clark Accountants, gave the Lower Sixth Business Studies students an expert insight into how vital it is for businesses to have effective cash flow...

Business Studies | Sixth Form at Truro School