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.

This A level is great to study alongside A level Law and A level Politics.

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.

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.

You may also have the opportunity to attend an annual business conference in Paris to gain first-hand insight of what it takes to successfully run a global enterprise.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of year 13.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to 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 2019), 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 visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

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 undertake the HND in Business at University Centre St Helens.

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

The business sector is broad and has plenty of career opportunities across a variety of industries from finance, IT and healthcare to marketing, retail and hospitality.

Ref: Alan Miller

What our tutors say...

"It’s easy to open a business but it’s an art to keep it open. Come and join us to understand the challenges that all businesses face in an ever-changing world - and what makes some thrive whilst many others collapse"

Alan, Business Tutor

Why choose our A Level Academy?

Dedicated Support

Our class sizes are small and the support focussed to help you to stay on track with your studies.

Excellent Progression

We have progression routes that lead to university, a higher apprenticeship or employment.

Tailored Subjects

Study three A levels or choose a Professional Skills Programme to help you prepare for your future.

Transport Links

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UCAS Applications

Experienced tutors provide support with UCAS applications and personal statements.

Student Experience

Gain insight from industry guest speakers, travel abroad and in the UK and compete in competitions.