A Level Business Studies is a course which will enable you to focus on the dynamic nature of the contemporary business world, providing opportunities for exploring real business situations and researching topical business issues. You will investigate business issues and concepts from initial business start-up, right through to large multinationals.
The course draws together the business functions and the external environment to study the objectives and strategies that businesses adopt, for example recent merger activities and globalisation. A variety of approaches are used.
Units include Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources and Management.
The assessment is based on three exams of equal weighting that cover all the topic areas over the two years and test a variety of skills from multiple choice to extended writing and data analysis.
If students have studied business/finance at Key Stage 4 a grade 5 /merit is required Grade 5 in both English and Maths are also required.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
Students must be able to research and analyse data as well as having good writing skills for the exam questions.
Where could this course take you?
Students who study Business go on to higher education or high level apprenticeships. There are many degree and sandwich courses in business, or combinations with other subjects such as languages. There are career opportunities both inside and outside the UK in both the private and public sectors.
What our students say
- The course is interesting and applicable to real life.”- AL, Y13
- “Business is a challenging and diverse subject which is hugely rewarding.” – PR, Y13
- “Business is a challenging but rewarding subject to take as the knowledge you learn is useful in the real world.”- MB, Y13