AS/A Level Business
A Level Business Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study Business in a variety of contexts. Many students who enjoy, and successfully complete, this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Business Studies and related degrees.
In Year 1 students will study business in a variety of contexts; large and small businesses, UK focused along with global businesses in both services and manufacturing. We will focus on the strategies that are needed for success in each of the key functional areas: Marketing, HRM, Operations and Finance, whilst also looking at how businesses are set up and managed.
The focus in Year 2 is on the study of strategic decision making at the highest levels of management, where you will consider: the impact of the external environment on strategic decision making, strategies for successful growth, the value of leadership and planning, successfully managing change and why strategies sometimes fail.
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that the following A Level subject requires a Level 6 in GCSE English: English.
*Please note that the following A Level subjects require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology.
There are 3 written examinations at the end of year 2 which cover the content of the business specification.
The majority of students go on to university, where Business represents the largest single subject in the university sector.
For potential employers, Business, with its broad study base and balance of numerical and written skills, is an ideal foundation for the recruitment of students for managerial positions and offers all the skills employers have recently said are lacking in new recruits.