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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 2 September 2019
Course code BUS-AL (1921)
  • 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:

Charlotte Tobulevicius

Charlotte Tobulevicius

HNC in Business

The HNC has provided me with a thorough understanding of business fundamentals, which I have been able to translate into my working life as a Marketing Executive. Having started in this career less than two years ago as an entry level Communications Coordinator, I have already received a promotion and have undertaken increased levels of responsibility.

Katie Chatterton

Katie Chatterton

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Previous school: Ercall Wood School

I originally took this course as an all-rounder as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after college, however I have really enjoyed the course and am looking at a career in business more seriously now. I am considering going onto the HND course to further my knowledge. Doing the HND at SCG will mean I know other students and have a rapport with the teachers, will not have far to travel and it will cost me a lot less than at university.

Bethan Roberts

Bethan Roberts

Business, English Literature and Sociology
Previous school: Priory School, Shrewsbury

Business is a very interactive course and has really helped with the skills you need to use in a business environment. I am going to university in Liverpool to do Business Management after College.

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