The course is an introduction to modern business practice including the importance of leadership, decision-making and marketing, human resources and the financial side of running a business like Superdry or Sainsbury. The course has been up-dated to include the use of financial and marketing data, and use of social media in the modern business environment. Students will explore the influence of external factors on the fortunes of a medium/large-sized business in the 21st century.
AS Business: On the first year of the course you will study what business is about, leadership, motivation theory, and key aspects of decision-making. The course content has a strong emphasis on developing business numerical skills and the application of business theory.
A2 Business: The second year of the course examines strategic decision-making and the fundamentals of change management. The course gives students relevant business skills and is challenging and interesting. The course will be assessed by three exams at the end of the second year. Business is a very popular course at University. The A level teaching team is very experienced, lecturing on a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications with a proven track record of producing very good results. Some members of the team are senior examiners with leading awarding bodies. In recent years a 3-day residential trip to New York has taken place. Students also have the opportunity to attend study conferences.
To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have:
Three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.
Most successful students in the subject want to pursue the subject at degree level. Career opportunities are vast, from public sector administration, marketing and retailing to teaching and accountancy.