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Business

Course Overview
Course type

A level (Pearson)

Course length

A level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).

The contribution that businesses make to the UK economy is significant. Find out how they develop new ideas and innovate to become successful. Whether you dream of running your own business one day, or want to learn about the complexities of the business world, you will find this course interesting.


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The course will focus on:
  • marketing and people
  • managing business activities
  • business decisions and strategy
  • global business
On the course you will:

Learn about dynamic fast moving markets - how businesses respond to changes in their external environment on a national and global scale. The course will also offer you a deep insight and understanding of the skills required to become a successful entrepreneur and business or finance executive. Students on this course have benefitted from enrichment trips to the financial districts and key organisations to learn more about business in practice.

  • research and examine real business case studies
  • enhance your ability to work with numbers
  • develop your communication, analytical and evaluative skills

The contribution that businesses make to the UK economy is significant. Find out how they develop new ideas and innovate to become successful. Whether you dream of running your own business one day, or want to learn about the complexities of the business world, you will find this course interesting.


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Method of assessment

You will be assessed at the end of your second year.

The contribution that businesses make to the UK economy is significant. Find out how they develop new ideas and innovate to become successful. Whether you dream of running your own business one day, or want to learn about the complexities of the business world, you will find this course interesting.


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What will I be able to progress to?

This subject will prepare you to study business and related subjects, such as finance, management or economics, at university or with a professional body such as ACA, CIMA, CIM or CIPD or you may want to become an entrepreneur and start your own business, using all the skills that you have learnt.

Other Information

We discourage students from combining Business and Economics (because of their overlap).
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The contribution that businesses make to the UK economy is significant. Find out how they develop new ideas and innovate to become successful. Whether you dream of running your own business one day, or want to learn about the complexities of the business world, you will find this course interesting.


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