A Level Business Studies will provide an exciting insight into the dynamic world of business, and allow you to examine topical news stories and case studies developing your skills in data analysis, making calculations, group activities, discussions, and debating, as well as encouraging creativity, enterprise,initiative and problem-solving techniques.

Subject content

You will learn about a range of business techniques, including using calculations to assess the viability of a business, the importance of marketing to satisfy customer requirements, how to motivate employees to maximise their output, and how every business decision has financial implications. The course also provides a focus on the contemporary business world that allows students to examine current news stories and case studies in relation to the theoretical knowledge and skills that they are developing.
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Learning methods

You will learn through a variety of methods such as case studies, activities, group work, lectures, debates, focus groups, multimedia, virtual learning environments, and individual study.


 A Level Business Studies is assessed at the end of the second year by examinations over three papers.

Progression opportunities

Higher Education courses are available in many universities. Degree level programmes include: business management, business and finance, logistics and supply chain, personnel management, events management and enterprise.

Higher level apprenticeships are also available, leading to business or business administration careers.

Opportunities for graduates include business ownership, sales and marketing executive positions, chartered accountancy, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management, systems analyst positions, retail management, insurance underwriter positions, public relations, teaching, and events management.