Business A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||BUS-AL (2325)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, plus grade 4 or above in Business (if taken at GCSE).
What does the course involve?
This course reflects what is happening in the world of business, both in the UK and internationally. You’ll be expected to be aware of changes in the business environment and relate your theoretical learning to real businesses in the news. This course is ideal for you if you are wanting to pursue a high-flying business career, or to complement other A Level courses. You will be well-equipped to apply for a university course in Business Management, Accountancy, Law, or International Business.
You will be expected to learn theoretical business models, use a wide range of business calculations, tackle in-depth business case studies, and write essays.
The first year provides a detailed insight into the key functions within a business. You will learn about leadership, finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations management.
The pace of learning is rapid and in the second year, you will be expected to apply your knowledge to tackle essay questions and longer case studies in preparation for the final exams. You will learn about business strategy, culture, globalisation, accounts, investment decisions, ethics, and management of change.
How is the course assessed?
100% Exam - Three final written exams (two hours each). AQA specification.
The majority of our Business A Level students go on to university to study business-related degrees, including international business, management, finance and marketing. Others use business as a complementary subject to apply for courses in subjects such as law, psychology, sport, and journalism. Many national companies are now offering excellent degree apprenticeships and our business students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with organisations such as Capgemini, Morris, Babcock International and the Civil Service.
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 two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Business (Economics, Statistics)
Previous school: Thomas Adams School
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