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Studying business has great relevance to a wide range of employment and university courses because it is all around us. This subject allows students to develop an enthusiasm for studying business through gaining a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts. This is a subject that requires an enquiring and analytical mind, an aptitude for calculating data and a keen interest in current affairs and world financial news. During the course, students will gain an understanding of business organisations, how they organise themselves and what factors have an impact on their success. You will examine the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals including the strategies they use to achieve success.

  • What will I study?
    • Marketing
    • People and global business activities
    • Decisions and strategy
    • Investigating business in a local, national and global context.

    The units you will study are likely to include:

  • Who is this course for?

    It is for those students who want to: investigate real business situations, examine and think critically about the problems they face, understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives; small scale to global, generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues, acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision-making, problem solving and critical analysis and apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in Business and wish to gain an A Level qualification.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Three written exams covering each component at the end of the second year of the course.

  • General info

    You will be advised on recommendations of specific textbooks and materials that are recommended for the study of this course.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Higher Education

    There are a wide variety of opportunities available in the financial sector such as accountant and financial planning. Other areas in the world of business include human resource and marketing. Research associates and data analysts also use the skills provided by the A Level.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    The required point score to join our A Level programme is 4.25 across all your GCSEs. This must include a minimum of 5 grade 5s or above including a grade 5 or above in English Language and maths, with a grade 6 in another written subject desirable. An average point score will be calculated across your GCSE grades.

    A BTEC qualification at Merit grade, or above, in a related subject may also be considered in exceptional circumstances.

    All applicants will be invited for interview.