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Business

Whether you have a passion for entrepreneurialism or an interest in leadership and management, this A level in Business can be applied to a broad range of career opportunities.

Business provides a clear introduction to the way businesses operate through the study of business objectives, corporate strategy, external influences, accounting and finance, plus additional human resources, operations management and marketing topics.

After completing this A level, you will have developed your ability to analyse data and think critically, in preparation for university and your future career.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this A level, you will cover the following:

  • Issues involved with creating a business start-up, such as research, planning, and the factors that determine success.
  • How established businesses might improve their effectiveness.
  • Larger businesses which may be trading in international markets, and how managers might measure the performance of the business.
  • How businesses manage change successfully.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of this two year A level.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may choose to continue your studies at degree level with other universities or University Centre St Helens, which offers a HND in Business.

You might even decide to look for a higher apprenticeship, enabling you to earn some money whilst continuing your studies.

Additional Information

You will be expected to be aware of current affairs which have an effect on business. This will enable you to put what you are learning into context.

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Why study A levels with us?

Route to University

A levels are a more traditional, direct route to university.

Competitive Edge

You'll show that you're capable of thinking at an advanced level.

Tailored Subjects

You'll combine three subjects to help prepare you for your future.

Develop Skills

You’ll develop crucial research and communication skills.

UCAS Applications

Experienced tutors provide support with UCAS applications.

Earn and Learn

Progress onto a higher apprenticeship to earn and learn.