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Business, Law & Economics

Business, Law & Economics

Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code BUS-AL (2022)
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

  • What does the course involve?

    Ideal for students wanting to pursue a high-flying business career, or to complement other A Level courses. You are expected to learn a number of theoretical business models and to use a wide range of business calculations with confidence. We like our students to be independent, to show initiative and to study independently as they progress through the course.

    This course reflects what is happening right now in the world of business, both in the UK and internationally. We expect students to be aware of changes in the business environment and to have a passion for relating their theoretical learning to real businesses currently in the news. It covers a wide range of topics, including finance, human resource management, marketing, operational performance, strategy, culture, technology, ethics and management of change. The pace of learning is rapid and in Year 2 students should be able to bring together all their knowledge to tackle the essay questions and longer case studies in preparation for the exams.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Three two hour written exams at the end of the second year, each worth one third of the marks.

  • Additional Notes

    Our 2018 leavers are pursuing a range of Higher Education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities and a number of our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (Accountancy), Capgemini (Degree Apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.

  • Further Information

    You will undertake additional activities including college enterprise activities such as the Tenner Challenge, employer visits e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, inspirational business speakers and relevant educational visits.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: admissions@scg.ac.uk

Fin Shelley

Fin Shelley

A Level Business (Economics, Statistics)
Previous school: Thomas Adams School

The teachers are engaging at SCG and I really enjoy the lessons – they are well taught. I have enjoyed learning about finance and also how Twitter can be used in national and international business. Over the Summer I successfully gained an Internship with the JP Morgan Think Ahead Program.

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