Course: Business Studies A-Level

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code

Business Studies A-Level


Sixth Form College


2 Years



You will find Business Studies to be a challenging, relevant and rewarding subject, which will teach you the day-to-day practices of businesses, and aims to make you think critically about
business. Business Studies at this level encompasses many disciplines and covers different forms of organisation and business activity.

The course covers marketing, finance, operations management, human resource management and how external factors can impact on a business. Business is a real world subject and this course uses case-studies to reinforce learning as well as applying the knowledge and evaluating these in the exam.

Subject content 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 resources performance
  • Analysing the strategic position of a business
  • Choosing strategic direction
  • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies
  • Managing strategic change

What We Add

We are enthusiastic about student engagement and use our state of the art ICT to bring you the latest news on business developments into the classroom to reinforce your learning and to bring it alive in context. Business Studies students will enjoy a range of trips and visits to a variety of businesses in the UK to see business in action. The College is active in strengthening student appreciation of enterprise and understanding about being an entrepreneur, working closely with the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, you will be able to attend business conferences and have the opportunity to take part in business competitions.


You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for A Level courses.


Business Studies will allow you to go to university to study a wide range of subjects. Careers in finance, accounting, marketing and other business-related areas are possibilities for students who have studied this subject.

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