Useful resources for Year 11 students

Business Studies (A Level)

Business Studies (Level 3)

Wider Reading List: Business

A selection of books which you may want to consider for wider reading. This list is not exhaustive but could be a good start.

Author                  Title
Sir Richard Branson Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography (Published October 2017)
Darren Taylor Rebranding Branding: Branding for the New Millennium (Published 2017)
Antonio Garcia Martinez

Chaos Monkeys (published 2016)


Kenneth Rogoff The Curse of Cash (published in 2016)
Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World  (published in 2015)

Research Questions to investigate:

  1. Research how a range of businesses have been impacted by the coronavirus and the plan your answer to the following question:

To what extent do you think that all businesses will be negatively impacted by the coronavirus? (1 – 2 sides of A4)

  1. The government announced a package of financial measures (£350bn!) to help the economy during the crisis. Research how this money will be spent & where, and consider why you think this package would be necessary. (1 – 2 sides of A4)
  2. Coronavirus or covid-19 has been devastating for the UK population and economy. Is it possible that any good could arise from all of this? (1 – 2 sides of A4)

Websites: BBC News; Tutor2u

Textbooks for BTEC business: BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 + Activebook: For the 2016 Specifications [Book] Pearson

BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 + Activebook: For the 2016 Specifications [Book] Pearson

Textbooks for A Level Business: AQA Marcouse,    Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781471835698

Surridge & Gillespie Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781510453340

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