A Level Business

Read our A Level Business Portfolio below and invest 2 years studying at Runshaw. A Level Business Studies is a two year course which encompasses a range of different topics which will help to prepare you for further education or entering the world of work. Previous students of the course who we have welcomed back for our A-Level Business Future’s Week event have all confirmed how studying A Level Business equipped them with the knowledge, skills & behaviours needed to be able to succeed at university or on the first step of their new career ladder.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    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, Operations, Human Resources 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.

    Course Highlights:

    Futures Week, Industry Talks and business workshops.


  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Biology requires a Level 5 in GCSE Maths and a Level 6 in GCSE Science.

    *Please note that A Level Chemistry, Physics and Geology require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There are three written examinations at the end of Year 2 which cover the content of the business specification.

  • Progression Pathway

    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.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.