Business A Level

Brief details:

Business is a subject that provides not only a valuable A-level qualification but also an appreciation of the real world.  From studying small businesses to exploring the management, operations, marketing and financial workings of huge corporations and the workings of the economy, the subject will suit those with an interest in current affairs and who enjoy TV programmes such as The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 5 or above at both English & maths. 

There is no requirement to have studied the subject at GCSE but a grade 5 or higher is required if the subject is taken.

Units studied:

  • Unit 1:        What is business?
  • Unit 2:        Managers, leadership and decision making
  • Unit 3:        Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Unit 4:        Decision making to improve operational performance
  • Unit 5:        Decision making to improve financial performance
  • Unit 6:        Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • Unit 7:        Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Unit 8:        Choosing strategic direction
  • Unit 9:        Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Unit 10:      Managing strategic change

Exam Board: AQA

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed entirely through final examinations

Progression and career opportunities:

An A-level in business will particularly suit those looking to study or work in the following areas:  accountancy, economics, business management, marketing, human resource management, logistics, banking or self-employment.