If you want to be a business leader, run your
own business or achieve top management
positions, this course will set you up for life.
In Business Studies you will explore the
solutions to business problems that help firms
succeed. You will understand the different
types of organisations, how they operate and
how they make a profit, alongside gaining a
real understanding of how the business world
operates. By showing a future employer that you
understand and appreciate how their operations
work you will be one step closer to achieving
a successful career in ANY organisation you
choose to work for.
In year one you will study three topics: - A Background to Business - Managers and Leaders - Decision making in Marketing, Production,
Human Resources and Finance
In year two you will cover a further three topics: - The strategic position of a business - Choosing a strategic direction to take and
how to execute the strategy
- How to manage strategic change
You will also be tested on all the work covered
across the two years to gain a full A Level.
This is a dynamic and fast paced course
completely brought up to date this year and
relevant to the business climate
To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.
For new subjects not previously studied at GCSE, for example; Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology you must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language. To study Psychology you also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics. Notwithstanding this, if you are applying to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in the respective science at GCSE, or at least 6-6 in the Combined Trilogy Course, as well as (for Biology and Chemistry) a Grade 5 or higher in Mathematics or (for Physics) a Grade 6 at GCSE.
For Further Mathematics A Level you will require a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.
Future Study and Career Opportunities
An A Level in Business can lead to degrees
in Business Management, Accounting and
Potential career routes underpinned by a
Business qualification include Entrepreneurship,
Banking and Finance, Sales and Marketing,
Business Management, Accountancy, Human
Resources, Production Management, Public
Relations and Retail Management.