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It's not that nobody gets . But even then , only a few managed to get A's in Business Studies ? It's probably because this subject combines the concepts from Economics , Accounting and English to some extent .

Now , what does everyone think about studying hard and geniuses ? Will a genius who got GCSE O level A grade in English Language will get an A in A level B.s ? or will it be the student who finished three/4 bs books all over by studying hard ?
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It's not that nobody gets . But even then , only a few managet to get A's in Business Studies ? It's probably because this subject combines the concepts from Economics , Accounting and English to some extent .

Now , what does everyone think about studying hard and geniuses ? Will a genius who got GCSE O level A grade in English Language will get an A in A level B.s ? or will it be the student who finished three/4 bs books all over by studying hard ?
I got B in mine....
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Good question, Nayeem!

There are different options to get A in Business Studies

Anyway I think that studying hard is the winning strategy. And it does not depend where you got A. either in English or in Economics. It depends only on u. not on your grades in other classes...
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Exactly. Studying hard is the key. I got a B in A Level Business, and didn't even think I would get a D, because I was working from a C at A/S Level, and a C at A2 cousework, and on top of that had a **** teacher in my second year. But I bought some revision books from Amazon, taught myself half the syllabus, and came out with a B. It was shocking how much we hadn't been over with my teacher, if I hadn't have bought those books I would have failed.
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(Original post by nayeem18)
It's not that nobody gets . But even then , only a few managet to get A's in Business Studies ? It's probably because this subject combines the concepts from Economics , Accounting and English to some extent .

Now , what does everyone think about studying hard and geniuses ? Will a genius who got GCSE O level A grade in English Language will get an A in A level B.s ? or will it be the student who finished three/4 bs books all over by studying hard ?

I'm actualy suprised of what you've wrote, 90% of ppl got an A in A level business. Our sixth form doesn't have the best of teachers, but 90% is damn good
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I got an A in A Level Business and Economics, up from a B at AS Level. Haven't a clue how though. Not my favourite subject, I hated the economics side of it.
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" I'm actualy suprised of what you've wrote, 90% of ppl got an A in A level business. Our sixth form doesn't have the best of teachers, but 90% is damn good ." - well miss.babygal , we're actually talking about the mass public here .
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Don't know about you guys, but I know of two girls in my year who got 100% in their Business studies modules and one of them only needs to get a very low C to get an A. The rest of her year also got A's and only two people didn't get A's. So it is possible, well in our school anyway, to get an A in A-level Bus Studs
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(Original post by nayeem18)
" I'm actualy suprised of what you've wrote, 90% of ppl got an A in A level business. Our sixth form doesn't have the best of teachers, but 90% is damn good ." - well miss.babygal , we're actually talking about the mass public here .

Another issue of course, why how did you do in your bus studies
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(Original post by nayeem18)
It's not that nobody gets . But even then , only a few managet to get A's in Business Studies ? It's probably because this subject combines the concepts from Economics , Accounting and English to some extent .

Now , what does everyone think about studying hard and geniuses ? Will a genius who got GCSE O level A grade in English Language will get an A in A level B.s ? or will it be the student who finished three/4 bs books all over by studying hard ?
Because those who opt for it are thick.
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Because those who opt for it are thick.
Business studies seems to get the standard grades that any other subject recieves in my college, some people got U's, some got A, last january in AS millions got A's (maybe exaggerating slightly). I think i need a D in the last exam for an A, it is a fairly easy subject to do if you put your mind to it, though not entirely useful in any form outside the classroom.
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Overall, about 12% of UK students get an A grade in Business Studies compared with about 23% in Economics. Generally the marks are lower in Business Studies which can be for a whole load of reasons.

The one we come across most is that students don't produce exma papers and coursework that shows how the different elements of business are related to one another (e.g. marketing and finance). This is, above all, what the examiners are looking for. The well prepared candidate who gives the examiner what is required can score very highly in Business Studies

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(Original post by nayeem18)
" I'm actualy suprised of what you've wrote, 90% of ppl got an A in A level business. Our sixth form doesn't have the best of teachers, but 90% is damn good ." - well miss.babygal , we're actually talking about the mass public here .
If were talking about the mass public why are you talking about getting A grades? The mass public dont..
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" If were talking about the mass public why are you talking about getting A grades? The mass public dont. " - I'm talking about the average students because according to the statistics given by Jim Riley , 23% of the students get A's in Econo but only 12% in Bus Studs .

It's time to distinguish that subject from all other subjects as a " royal " subject demanding special concentration and gasps from average people after the achieval of A from a good student . Doesn't it look like that Busniess studies is not a subject for average people ? Even those who got A's in O level Economics are not guaranteed to get A level A's .

Let's look at the book list for now , who's following which books and how many books were read by the A holders ? ANy b.s A holders in ere ?
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(Original post by nayeem18)
" If were talking about the mass public why are you talking about getting A grades? The mass public dont. " - I'm talking about the average students because according to the statistics given by Jim Riley , 23% of the students get A's in Econo but only 12% in Bus Studs .

It's time to distinguish that subject from all other subjects as a " royal " subject demanding special concentration and gasps from average people after the achieval of A from a good student . Doesn't it look like that Busniess studies is not a subject for average people ? Even those who got A's in O level Economics are not guaranteed to get A level A's .

Let's look at the book list for now , who's following which books and how many books were read by the A holders ? ANy b.s A holders in ere ?
Not quite AS, but I hold a GCSE Top Five mark in the country for Business Studies? And I'll admit that Business Studies was easily my best subject as it was really, so easy. Not sure what it's like at AS-level, but surely it cannot be that much more difficult? I actually regret taking BS at GCSE and wish I had taken something like Latin instead. Thus, have started advising year 9s choosing Options not to take it as universities like LSE do frown on it at A-level.

However, BS is jolly good fun and does compliment subjects like Geography well. I'll stick with Economics though
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Not quite AS, but I hold a GCSE Top Five mark in the country for Business Studies? And I'll admit that Business Studies was easily my best subject as it was really, so easy. Not sure what it's like at AS-level, but surely it cannot be that much more difficult? I actually regret taking BS at GCSE and wish I had taken something like Latin instead. Thus, have started advising year 9s choosing Options not to take it as universities like LSE do frown on it at A-level.

However, BS is jolly good fun and does compliment subjects like Geography well. I'll stick with Economics though
Yes I agree Meg, Economics is a far more respected A-Level and it is well looked upon by top institutions like Oxbridge and LSE.

This may be why the cleverer students would naturally tend to choose Economics over Business Studies anyday - As it is a very well respected A-Level, whereas Business Studies is seen more as vocational/less academically respected.

BTW: Congrats on your top five mark, ti shall be interesting to see what we get at AS Level.
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I wanted to do Eco, my college does not teach it, then I said I'd do Computing instead, my college does not allow people to do both ICT and Computing. Therefore, I didn't have much choice - Business.

Alot of people, doing Art, Media Studies, General Studies, etc take it and find it a breeze, they all have A's. I have a mid- B. It's by far the most annoying subject I have, Maths is a breeze compared to this and ICT is renowned for quantity over quality. Maybe it's because I hate writing long essays in an exam and after the third hour my hand dies.

Now, I wish I took my second language, German. But at the time was advised it did not follow suite for a Business degree!! How angry I feel now, every Uni has said Business Studies isn't a great A level to have and a language would be much better!!! I am so frustrated over this!!!
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I wanted to do Eco, my college does not teach it, then I said I'd do Computing instead, my college does not allow people to do both ICT and Computing. Therefore, I didn't have much choice - Business.

Alot of people, doing Art, Media Studies, General Studies, etc take it and find it a breeze, they all have A's. I have a mid- B. It's by far the most annoying subject I have, Maths is a breeze compared to this and ICT is renowned for quantity over quality. Maybe it's because I hate writing long essays in an exam and after the third hour my hand dies.

Now, I wish I took my second language, German. But at the time was advised it did not follow suite for a Business degree!! How angry I feel now, every Uni has said Business Studies isn't a great A level to have and a language would be much better!!! I am so frustrated over this!!!
How on earth would a language at A-Level not be good for a business degree?

It would be very good - What terrible advice from your school.
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As in compared to Business Studies, I was told it would be much more influential. I can speak fluent German but have no qualifications behind it - so im going to just have to impress on an interview or make sure they know

Im on AAB(b) in Maths, ICT, Business, Accounting respectively, (forced to drop As Accounts heh - don't ask)

I have been rejected by Kings, Warwick and LSE, I am not quite sure why, I don't know if I've left something important out on my UCAS form or what but only RHUL have offered me a place. Course were BusMan, A&F, A&F, AccMan.

Want my advice? If your choosing your A levels and want to go into Finance/Business, Stay away from A levesl you like, such as 'ICT' nothing positive has come back for getting an A in that, stay away from Business Studies (reasons above by others) Stay away from Account, (not traditional enough).


Ideal would be, Maths, History, Language and then maybe something like Eco. Also, people with Physics, Chemistry and Maths I know with B's have had a place in for A&F. Do not think you have to do Business type A levels to do A&F I cannot stress this enough - I did.
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As in compared to Business Studies, I was told it would be much more influential. I can speak fluent German but have no qualifications behind it - so im going to just have to impress on an interview or make sure they know

Im on AAB(b) in Maths, ICT, Business, Accounting respectively, (forced to drop As Accounts heh - don't ask)

I have been rejected by Kings, Warwick and LSE, I am not quite sure why, I don't know if I've left something important out on my UCAS form or what but only RHUL have offered me a place. Course were BusMan, A&F, A&F, AccMan.

Want my advice? If your choosing your A levels and want to go into Finance/Business, Stay away from A levesl you like, such as 'ICT' nothing positive has come back for getting an A in that, stay away from Business Studies (reasons above by others) Stay away from Account, (not traditional enough).

Ideal would be, Maths, History, Language and then maybe something like Eco. Also, people with Physics, Chemistry and Maths I know with B's have had a place in for A&F. Do not think you have to do Business type A levels to do A&F I cannot stress this enough - I did.
Agreed - The traditional subjects are always best.
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