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Why Study A Level Business?

The course gives a solid foundation for further study of business either at degree level, in accountancy, management or finance careers or to support your own entrepreneurial skills if you’re thinking of setting up and running your own business. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to understand how businesses are created, managed and achieve success.

What does A Level Business Involve?

This is a multi-disciplinary course, combining elements of the following:

  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Management Science
  • Law
  • Social Psychology

How is A Level Business Taught?

A Level Business is a modular course and is usually taught over two years with either six modules or in some cases, four modules at some educational institutions.

What Areas Does A Level Business Cover?

It begins by looking at the areas that a business needs to address in order to maximise profits and achieve a sustainable competitive edge.

In this course, you will examine the effects of the following on the success of a business:

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Using Real-Life Case Studies

Building upon these foundations and using real-life business case studies, you will learn how to measure corporate performance and to examine the effects of constant change on businesses. Factors covered include technological advances, competitor activity, the economy and globalisation. Looking at different examples, you will learn how different businesses respond to and manage these changes.

What Will I Need to Study the Course?

No formal qualifications in business are required in order to study A Level Business and it is taught on the premise that students have no previous knowledge of the subject. However, because you will need to be able to answer essay type questions and will need to understand the financial aspects of the course, including how to analyse data and prepare calculations, it is recommended that students should have the following qualifications:

  • Grade 7 or above in GCSE English
  • Grade 5/4 in GCSE Maths

How is the Couse Assessed?

Although different exam boards in A Level Business are examining similar sets of skills, the exams differ slightly. Questions in all boards range from multiple choice to calculations using data and essay type questions. You will need to be able to evaluate and make conclusions based upon your own analysis.

Edexcel A Level Business

A Level Business with Edexcel involves studying a particular industry in-depth and examines different parts of the syllabus in two of the three exam papers.

AQA A Level Business

AQA does not require an in-depth look at a particular industry and any part of the syllabus could be examined in all three papers.

Where will A Level Business Take Me?

This is a valuable qualification for a range of careers and further education. Students from this course can go on to careers in a number of disciplines including Marketing, ICT, Finance, Retail, Accountancy, Banking and Local Government.

Further Education

Many universities will accept A Level Business as a suitable A Level option for courses in economics, finance and management. It’s also useful to combine with other courses such as art, ICT, engineering or graphic design, offering a practical element in support of careers in those areas.

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