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A Level Business

The course provides an in-depth study of business decision making and how decisions are made to improve the strategic performance of the business in terms of all the functional areas: marketing, finance, operations and human resources. The course also develops essential analytical problem solving skills that are highly sought after in a range of proffessional careers.

Future careers include many opportunities in both the private and public sector, such as, banking, finance, retail, accountancy and consultancy.

“Studying Business has given me the insight into how a business operates and the necessary skills to be a successful entrepreneur or corporate manager!”

Business – AQA

What is Business?

A Level Business is really what it says on the tin! It is an in depth study of all the different aspects and functions of different types of business and the environment in which they exist. By the end of the course you will be familiar with marketing and examine questions like how businesses make decisions about how to price and promote their products, where to sell their products and really what type of products they should produce and sell in the first place.

Why study it?

It is simply a very interesting subject to learn. It helps you make sense of the business world and really why businesses behave the way they do and make the decisions they do. As well as the general interest, it is a highly respected subject at A and degree level and enhances your chances of getting a good job. It opens up a whole range of possible jobs in business, banking and the wider world.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

The course comprises a number of different modules and topics:

  • What is Business,
  • Managers, leadership and decision making,
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance,
  • Decision making to improve operational performance,
  • Decision making to improve financial performance,
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance,
  • Choosing strategic direction and Strategic methods : how to pursue strategies and Managing strategic change

What next?

Studying A Level Business can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Banking, Finance, Accountancy, Corporate or Consultancy