Business A Level
- September 2019, Full Time
The course is divided into four units covering Marketing and People, Managing Business Activities, Business Decisions and Strategy and Global Business. You will learn about business theorists and apply knowledge of business theory to real businesses. You will look at the internal functions of a business as well as looking at the external environment in which they operate.
During the course, you will draw on general business principles and current events in the world of business to understand and evaluate the decisions an organisation makes. There is a strong emphasis on the practical application of what you learn. A lot of the work is based on data and case studies, where you will be asked to analyse a variety of business problems and situations.
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We have a consistently high A Level pass rate. In 2018, 70% of our students achieved A*-C.
More than A Levels
Your time at our sixth form is about much more than gaining a qualification. You will be treated as an adult and an individual, supported to explore your passions and interests.
Applicants should also have a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-4 including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. Students do not need to have completed GCSE Business, however if it has been taken, a minimum of a 5 should have been achieved.
To succeed on the course, you will need to have an enquiring and logical mind and a general interest in what goes on in business, as well as good communication skills and confidence in handling data and numbers.
Assessment is through 3 exams sat at the end of the second year, with varied question types, including data response and essays. There is no coursework element to A Level Business.
A Level Business can be combined with a wide variety of other subjects. Some students take it with subjects that can be useful in business such as Sociology, Psychology or Media Studies, while others prefer Mathematics or Science courses.
An A Level in Business Studies can lead on to careers in any industry, including general management, with specialisms such as Accounting and Finance, Marketing or Human Resources. You could also start up your own business using the skills you have learned during the course.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop.