Why this course?

The A-level Business course introduces you to all you need to know about working in business, providing a solid foundation for further study.

With a focus on helping you to become a good decision maker, you’ll learn essential managerial skills, alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver. These skills are all highly sought after and valued in a wide range of careers.

Course Content

  • What is business?
  • Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Marketing management
  • Operational management
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing the strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

How will I be assessed?

A-level Business assessment consists of three x 2 hour written exams taken at the end of the two year course.

Each exam will be worth a third of the A-level.

All three papers will draw on material from the whole course, and will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies.

Student Profile

An ability to analyse information and draw conclusions from it is essential for a business student. 

Additionally, an interest in what is happening in the worlds of commerce, business and finance is a key attribute.

Complimentary Subjects

  • Core maths

What could I do next?

A few of the degree courses that could be completed are:

Business management; Marketing; Finance; Accounting

to name a few!

The skills learned in this course will be applicable no matter what career path you are considering

The marketing and finance units will be of particular use if your ambition is to set up and run your own business.