The A Level in Business is an excellent way for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions. These skills will involve studying key topics such as digital technology, economic business issues, business finance ethics and globalisation using business models, theories and techniques to investigate key business issues. These skills are important as they are needed for further study and employment.
In Year 1
you will study modules which cover the following areas:
- What is business?
- Managers, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve operational performance
- Decision making to improve financial performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
: In your final year of study students are required to sit three exams papers which will focus on the topics from Year 1 and in addition the following modules.
- Analysing the strategic position of a business
- Choosing strategic direction
- Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
- Managing strategic change
- Regular attendance to taught sessions
- Completion of out of lesson learning which will include pre-reading and reading around the subject
- The ability and willingness to work with other students
- Attendance to intervention sessions, where necessary
This is a two-year course, which includes a work experience placement in each year of the course. Detailed support is provided in helping you to select and arrange a work experience placement which supports this and other aspects of your programme of study.
At least 5 GCSE Grades 9 - 4 to include English and Maths; and Grade 5 or above in Business.
The course provides excellent preparation for higher level study, degree or degree apprenticeship programmes, as well direct entry into work, in either a local, national or international role.
The skills which this course provides compliment others on offer; be that study in other areas of business, law or a focus on business’s use of the technology. Critical analysis, scoping and prototyping are just some of the transferable skills which employers and higher level provider value.