A-level business studies aims to equip students with a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the strategies they use to compete in the UK and in the global economy. The course involves rigorous analysis of the internal workings and management of businesses, and detailed exploration of business decision making in a dynamic external environment characterised by risk and uncertainty.
|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Business|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||5th September 2022|
|Cost description||16 to 19 bursary fund available depending on household income|
Minimum requirement: 6 GCSEs Grades 9-4 (or equivalent), including Grade 4 or above in English and maths. Strongly recommended: Grade 5 or above in English. Recommended: Grade 5 or above in business studies
Managers, leaders and decision making; decision making to improve marketing; decision making to improve operational performance; decision making to improve financial performance; decision making to improve human resources performance; analysing the strategic position of a business; choosing a strategic direction; assessing internationalisation; managing strategic change.
Business studies helps you to develop a variety of employability skills such as effective communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills. Career opportunities include accounting, advertising, investment banking, corporate law, retail management, human resources, marketing, strategic buying to name a few. Business studies will provide you with the experience and skills to access good business apprenticeships as well as facilitating further study at degree level.