Business A Level

Level A-level

What will I study?

Business Studies allows you to develop a critical understanding of business by investigating and analysing real-life business successes and business failures. You can then use this invaluable knowledge to succeed in any career! Before and throughout this course students are encouraged to read up on businesses (brands, sports clubs, festivals, cars etc) that they are interested in. We’d also expect students to take an interest in current affairs so that they can begin to understand the causes and effects of consumer, business and Government behaviour. It includes elements of Marketing, Accountancy, Strategic Planning, managing employees and Economics. You will develop your skills of independence and level 3 evaluative exam skills.

Is this course right for me?

You need a genuine interest in businesses and the world outside of education. You need to be able to work individually or in groups to research into or discuss a particular business situation, questioning at every opportunity. Business is a subject that requires students to learn theories, and identify and assess them in business case studies. There is therefore a substantial element of reading and writing. Analysing data and communicating using written, numerical, visual and verbal methods are all part of the course. Students are expected to study given basic business theory before every week so that we can use this self-taught knowledge to explore real business case studies and effectively answer exam questions. Business complements all subjects because every student will be an employee at some point, whether as an engineer, a dancer etc, so will benefit from critiquing businesses.

Where next?

There are many routes of progression after A Level Business. There is a wide variety of courses for the subject, both on its own or combined with other subjects. Some students choose employment and the subject is, understandably, approved by employers.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE and C/4 in Maths GCSE. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.