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Entry Criteria

  • Average Points Score: 4.0
  • English Language GCSE Grade 4
  • Mathematics GCSE Grade 4

Examination Board

  • Edexcel

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs Walsh
  • Mr Ashworth
  • Miss Heighway

Business is an established A Level course and its popularity continues to grow. With an increasing number of students going on to study Business degrees at university the course has seen a continued increase in the number of applicants year on year.

It is a profound and challenging subject that requires the student to be passionate about business and remain focused throughout the duration of the course. Students are expected to keep up to date with business news and events in the business world.

The subject seeks to develop application, analytical and evaluative skills through both numerate and literate techniques. It also features elements from other disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, Law and Psychology.

Success in almost every profession today requires an understanding of how a commercial or business organisation operates. Choosing Business gives the student a great foundation from which to embark on a wide variety of careers within the business sector and beyond.

Studying Business at A Level will give you the opportunity to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the world of work.
  • Give you a greater awareness of the economy and how topics such as interest rates and inflation can affect your income when you start work.

What will I study?

Year 12

Theme 1 – Marketing and People 

  • The Market
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Managing People
  • Entrepreneurs & Leadership

Theme 2 – Managing Business Activities 

  • Financial Planning
  • Raising Finance
  • Resource Management
  • External Influences

Year 13

Theme 3 – Business Decisions and Strategy

  • Business Objectives
  • Business Growth
  • Assessing Competitiveness
  • Managing Change

Theme 4 – Global Business

  • Globalisation
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Markets & Business Expansion

What will I use A Level Business for?

Studying A Level Business gives you the opportunity to go into a range of different careers such as Accounting, Law, Marketing and Business Management.

You can study a Business degree at university or combine it with a number of different subjects, giving you the diversity to allow you to be more competitive in the world of business.