Business Studies A-Level

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you aspire to being in a managerial position? Are you a customer or an employee? Business Studies is relevant to everyone! This course will give you a good overview to the internal workings of business as well as the external environment which affects a company’s ability to meet objectives and strategies.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 02108y1 09/09/24 19/06/26

What will I study?

Year 1 content covers marketing , people, operations and finance focusing on small to medium size businesses. Year 2 content focuses on multinationals and international strategy considering financial decisions and global marketing strategies. There are enrichment opportunities to expand your learning such as workshops, educational trips and speakers.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 4 in English Language and grade 5 in Maths.,Our general entry requirements to study 3 A-Levels or any mixed level 3 programme are: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and/or Maths at grade 5. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply. Our general entry requirements to study 4 A-Levels are: 6 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and Maths at grade 6. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply.

How will I be assessed?

This course is externally assessed through three written exams. Throughout the course there are mini assessments to assess your knowledge and homework to explore the topics further. Individual feedback is designed to help you improve your performance ready for the external assessments.

What qualification will I achieve?

A Levels are essentially 2 year programmes.

What can I do after completing this course?

After completing A levels students can go to Univeristy to study a broad range of business related degrees such as Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Event Management and Investment Banking. Other degrees such as Economics, Law, Animal or Land Managment, Journalism may also be relevant. This course also provides a good introduction for those wishing to pursue a career in business via Advanced Apprenticeships or full time employment such as sales, adminstration and accounting.

Are there any extra costs?

Students will need to purchase a course text book that is approximately £25 and pay for educational trips.

Additional Info

The college organises (and students are encouraged to attend) one day revision courses run by examiners. Business students can take part in Enterprise Week in November and other national competitions. Students are advised to purchase additional revision materials to support independent study in the run up to the exams.