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Business Studies

A level

Business A level analyses businesses and the markets they serve; introducing you to the ever-changing business environment. You will understand the business world from the perspectives of various stakeholders; you will also understand that businesses cannot operate in isolation, but are affected by economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.

Course Content

Year 1

You will study a range of introductory business ideas including enterprise, market research and business location. Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations will be central to your studies. Data and financial analysis will be included throughout this year. Reference to real-world businesses will be made throughout the year, nurturing your enthusiasm for learning about modern business issues.

Year 2

You will study a range of challenging and strategic business issues faced in the ever-changing world we live in; focusing on larger-scale business, in which key decisions are likely to affect whether a business will remain successful. The effects of the external environment upon business performance is analysed.


  • 100% exam

Special Features

There will be opportunities to develop your presentation skills during class and group activities. Opportunities exist to visit businesses throughout the UK such as Thorpe Park,  and Chelsea Football Club. During these trips students will attend business talks related to topics they are studying on the course.

We also promote employability skills and have visits to Anglia Ruskin University for taster days and talks from industry professionals such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE English.
  • A Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
  • A Grade 5 in GCSE Business Studies if taken.
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