Course type: A level & Applied • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
The Business A Level provides learners with a meaningful understanding of how businesses operate, develop and expand in a modern and ever changing world. In Theme 1 you will learn about dynamic markets, social media and online retailing, innovation and entrepreneurship. Theme 2 introduces you to business finance, the impact of economic uncertainty on businesses and the competitive environment. In Theme 3 you will move from functions to strategy, exploring business decision-making, small business survival, managing change and scenario planning. Theme 4 explores global business; investigating overseas markets, cultural and social differences and the impact of multinational corporations.

Course Units

Theme 1: Marketing & People
Theme 2: Managing Business Activities
Theme 3: Business Decisions & Strategies
Theme 4: Global Business

Course Assessment

Year 1: Two internal exams covering Themes 1 & 2
Year 2: Three external exams covering content from Themes 1 - 4

This Course Can Lead To…

Business Studies A level is a useful introduction to the world of business for students planning to enter professions such as banking, accountancy, management services and human resources management. It is equally beneficial for those progressing to higher education in other fields.

Entry Requirements

To qualify to study 3 A level/ Applied subjects, you will need to achieve 6 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language or Maths at grade 4 or above. 

In addition/ within those 6 GCSEs, for this subject you will need to achieve Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 5 in Maths OR Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 4 in Maths

Course Highlights

  • Opportunity to attend a revision conference.
  • Outstanding preparation for a business related degree with elements of accountancy economics, marketing and management.
  • Insight into entrepreneurship and establishing a career in business.