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A-Level Business

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Course overview

Gain an introduction to key business areas such as marketing, operations, finance, human resources and management with a special focus on decision-making. You will learn essential managerial skills alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver through the investigation of the strategic decisions that all businesses have to make.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through the investigation of contemporary case studies, presentations, group work and research projects. Throughout the year you will benefit from meeting professionals from the business industry and take part in various visits to provide you with a valuable insight into the sector. You will also be encouraged to take part in work experience as part of your course to give you real experience within a business environment.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirement for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirement, please see below:

Grade 5/​C or above in maths and 6/​B in two humanities subjects.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Additional Information

It is important to be aware of what is happening in the news that affects business as it is a dynamic subject. There is a mathematical element to the subject but with a grade 5 in maths you should have no problems with this. 

Potential Future Career

Example job roles:

  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant

Studying further:

  • Progress to a HND in Business at University Centre Stamford or other business degrees at university in areas such as Management, Marketing, HR or Finance. Business apprenticeships in sectors such as Accounting, Business Administration, Customer Service and Management are also available.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • What is business?
  • Managers, Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Methods, Direction and Positioning of a business
  • Managing Strategic Change

 

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With amazing support from my tutors, in particular Paul Donschak, I achieved A*, A, A. Paul’s passion has inspired me to continue to study Physics at the University of Nottingham.

Alan Cutforth

 

 

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