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A Level Business Studies


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Course Duration

This A’ level is a two year course.

Exam board is Edexcel

Standard Entry Requirements

At least 5 relevant GCSEs at minimum grade of 3 B’s including English and Maths at grade 4 and above

Assessment of A Level

All exams are at the end of two years of study

Subject content

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision-making.
  • Decisions to improve performance in marketing, operations, finance and human resources.
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business.
Externally assessed examination. All exams are taken at the end of two years of study.

Paper 1 -2hrs. (Data response and essay)

Paper 2 –2hrs. (Data response and essay)

Paper 3 –2hrs. (Data response and essay)

Course Overview

Want to run your own business? Want to work in a large business environment? Want to learn how to make money? Want to learn about large brands? If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then THIS IS THE COURSE FOR YOU!

Career Progression

Popular careers for Business students going into employment or university include: Business Management; Marketing; Banking; ICT; Insurance; Retail Management; Accountancy; Human Resources and International Business.

Further Information

A Level Revision conferences by experienced examiners are arranged each year. External trips include visits to the Jaguar Car Plant and a visit to the ASDA (George) distribution centre. Other trips in the past include visits to businesses such as Cadbury’s who have supported learning and the bringing of ‘real’ life situations to the class.